Just a Summer Romance
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|Just a Summer Romance|
|Author||Ann M. Martin|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
Just a Summer Romance is a novel written in 1987 by award winning author Ann M. Martin.
Melanie Braderman is fourteen years old and vacationing on Fire Island the summer before her freshman year of high school. She meets Justin Hart, a boy she is attracted to, on the beach and they soon begin a relationship. Justin insists that the relationship can be nothing more than "just a summer romance" because they will have to separate at the end of the summer.
When Mel is back at home, she begins high school and starts dating a boy at her school, Paul Perkins. She is shocked one day to find Justin's face on the cover of People magazine, and discovers that he is an up-and-coming Hollywood actor with a new TV series and movie coming out. Many girls at Melanie's school have crushes on him, but she does not understand why he did not tell her about his career. Everyone at school hears about Melanie and Justin's summer romance, but Melanie still finds a way to stay modest about it.
Mel meets up with Justin at an event promoting his show in New York City. Justin gives her his phone number and they talk on the phone. They realize that they still have feelings for each other and want to try to make things work out, despite the difficulty, and they spend a day together in New York. They then realize that they still love each other, and the novel ends with them going hand in hand in New York City.
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