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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Before her older sister, Ginny, died, Carrie was a science nerd, obsessively tracking her beloved Vira comet. But now that Ginny is gone, sixteen-year-old Carrie finds herself within the orbit of Ginny’s friends, a close-knit group of seniors who skip school, obsess over bands (not science), and party hard.
Fed up with Carrie’s behavior, her father enrolls her in a summer work camp at a local state park. Carrie actually likes the days spent in nature. And when she meets Dean, a guy who likes the real Carrie—astrophysics obsessions and all—she starts to get to the heart of who she is and who she wants to be.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA story set in the 1980’s, about a girl whose older sister had died.
Carrie came across as the sort of girl who went out of her way to irritate people at times, and I could see why her father was so worried about her, especially after the death of her older sister.
The storyline in this was about Carrie being forced to take part in a bridge building summer job as a way to sort her out, and we also got a bit of mystery over how her sister died, and why her mother left and didn’t come back. There was a touch of romance towards the end, but this book dragged for me, and I found the details about sound proofing a room and building a bridge to be a bit boring.
The ending to this was okay, and things did seem to be looking up for Carrie a bit.
6 out of 10