The Summer I Learned About Life Overview

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The Summer I Learned About Life deals with the common adolescent turmoil of relationships with parents, siblings, and friends, as well as worries about the future. Meyer sets this story in a small Pennsylvania town in 1928 and tells about these subjects through the eyes of fifteen-year-old Eleanor (Teddie) and her interaction with her family and friends over the course of one summer. What makes this book particularly interesting is that although it takes place in the 1920s the issues are timeless. Teddie and her friends could easily be living in the 1990s and facing the same dilemmas. There are humorous ideas that can be pulled from the story and compared to the present.

Doing so suggests that being a teenager is always difficult, and that generations have faced decisions on how to establish their own identities amid the pressures of teen pregnancy, prejudice, narrow-mindedness, loyalty, and belonging. Teddie...

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