Author: Nyrae Dawn
Charlotte Gates is tired of being Charlie Rae. She loves the lake she was raised on, their rental cabins, and spending her nights under the stars…but inside she yearns for more.
After his freshman year, Nathaniel Chase’s family spends their first summer at The Village. From the beginning Charlotte intrigues him. She’s the girl who always says what’s on her mind, wins at night games, and each time she looks through her telescope, gets lost in the sky.
Over the course of four summers together, Charlotte and Nathaniel become best friends, share firsts, mend broken hearts, protect each other’s secrets, overcome tragedies…fall in love. And say goodbye…
Charlie wants out of The Village. Nate wants her to have her stars. And they dream of being able to do it all together. But life isn’t as easy as their summers.
Each summer is told in alternating points of view between Charlie and Nate. Journey with the pair, and their friends, as they share their story about growing up, discovering who they are, making tough choices, and falling in love again and again
”We’ve grown and changed, screwed up, but at the beginning of each summer, we found each other again. Or maybe we never really lost each other.”
I feel like the quote above pretty much sums up the feel of the book pretty well.The story revolves around
Charlotte a.k.a. Charlie who lives at her family run resort the Village. She dreams of the stars and life outside of what she knows,she wants to be free.Then there's Nathaniel who Charlie sees initially as just another summer boy he and his family stay at the resort. They develop a friendship and establishes a bond along each summer of this book.
I'm a fan of Nyrae Dawn and read her other books but I have to say this book was one of my favorite of what she's written.The over all friendship/romance was sweet and steady.While reading you can't help but get sucked it to the story.Charlie character was kind caring and at time a little to self sacrificeing for my taste but I adored her and this book.Nates character drew me in as well especially as when we got to read the story from his point of view.