"Book On It"

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in the novel, “Summer of Salt” by Katrina Leno. It did not dawn on me until now that this novel is a beach read and summer is arriving.

Georgina has graduated high school, along with her twin sister Mary, and is about to embark on the next part of her life. No not going to college and leaving the small island where she grew up. She is anticipating her powers that come when women in her family turn eighteen years old. Along with the tribulations of the quaint life Georgina has always known, she is discovering multiple facets of her identity and being an independent young woman.

The YA novel is a wonderful read so far. Georgina as a narrator is fantastic. I feel like I’m walking around with her on the island, smelling the salt, gazing at the stars. Their shenanigans are realistic as young adults.