The Summer I Learned to Dive by Shannon McCrimmon

The Summer I Learned to Dive by Shannon McCrimmon

Takeaway: Coming of age means realizing your dreams may not be what is important.

I am not sure why I enjoy reading young adult coming of age books, but there is something refreshing about the innocence of realizing that the whole world does not revolve around you that I find encouraging.

Finn (Finley) has lived her life believing that it was just her and her mom. Everyone else in her life has rejected her or was not around. So Finn focused on her dreams and studied and prepared for a future of being a doctor. On the night of her graduation (she was valedictorian with a full ride to a great college) she finds a stack of letters from her grandparents that her mother had hidden from her.

Finn runs away from home to find her grandparents and ends up spending the summer finding herself and finding what it means to be in a family and how her dreams will fit into it.

Of course there is romance in the book and she has to learn what it means to work (instead of study.)

This is not Shakespeare, but it is a good beach read and I enjoyed it as an afternoon book that I read by by pool on spring break.

(I picked this up as a free book on kindle and is available on the kindle lending lending sites like

The Summer I Learned to Dive by Shannon McCrimmon Purchase Links: Paperback, Kindle Edition

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