End of Summer

Summer! Summertime at the beach! The summer before her freshman year offers Miranda freedom from her everyday life at home with parents. Her Great Aunt Kate is really cool. She’s met a cute guy named Scott. The ‘fly in the ointment’ is creepy Great Uncle Ted. He just seems to stare at her, and it’s beginning to get under her skin. Just when things seem to be going along well, he starts touching her. She’s not sure if it’s a mistake.

As the summer progresses, his on and off again attentions become more open. Her worries turn to fear. Who can she talk to? How can she get away? What should she do?

End of Summer is Sharon’s first young adult fiction.

Paperback, August 2015, ISBN: 978-1514889923

  • I would recommend this book!

    Summertime away from Mom and Dad at the beach with your Aunt and Uncle. What could go wrong? Miranda enjoys life at the beach, having a boyfriend, and a job, but there is a problem with her Uncle. This is a helpful book about a difficult topic. Author Sharon Brubaker has brought to light a topic most young girls do not hear about till it happens to them. I would recommend this book to readers in the sixth grade and up.

    B Bee

  • I thought the book was very good!

    The subject matter would be wonderful for sixth through eight grades to read. Wish the middle schools would put this on their reading list.

    Barbara L

  • It is a good balance of discoveries, both frightening and joyful!

    This book presents an enjoyable picture of summer life at the Delaware beach, along with a sensitive handling of a difficult subject. Sharon Brubaker is skillful in her characterization of a young teenager faced with a menacing situation. It is a good balance of discoveries, both frightening and joyful, made by a girl away from the shelter of her family for the first time.

    Alice L

  • The book is a quick read and a great book to start discussions about this important topic.

    End of Summer by Sharon Brubaker tells the enticing story of a teenage girl who spends her summer with an aunt and uncle at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. She finds her first love and her first job, but, she also encounters something more. Something fearful and uncomfortable. Brubaker delicately addresses a topic that’s not easy to discuss: sexual abuse by a family member. The book is a quick read and a great book to start discussions about this important topic.

    Barbara B

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