Those Summer Girls I Never Met Overview

Richard Peck
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Peck has said that "a young character's climb to maturity" is the constant theme of the adolescent novel and that his special theme in all of his novels has been "you will never grow up until you begin to think and act independently of your peers." In Those Summer Girls I Never Met, main character Drew Wingate stands in contradiction to that comment. He has no peers other than his younger sister, Stephanie, who accompanies him on a cruise at the invitation of their grandmother. For a time, both are forced to live in an adult world.

The most significant characters in this novel are older people in their sixties and seventies. Most significant is the grandmother, Connie Carlson, a singer from the Big Band era. Because of an estrangement between Connie and the children's mother, Stephanie and Drew hardly know their grandmother. At first, both children resist...

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