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The Summer Invitation

The Summer Invitation Two sisters are summoned to their aunt s Greenwich Village flat where they must start dressing like young ladies cultivate their artistic sensibilities and open themselves up to Life with a capital

  • Title: The Summer Invitation
  • Author: Charlotte Silver
  • ISBN: 9781596438293
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Two sisters are summoned to their aunt s Greenwich Village flat, where they must start dressing like young ladies, cultivate their artistic sensibilities, and open themselves up to Life with a capital L.When Franny and her older sister Valentine are summoned by their Aunt Theodora from foggy San Francisco to sunny New York City for one summer, they are taken to old world lTwo sisters are summoned to their aunt s Greenwich Village flat, where they must start dressing like young ladies, cultivate their artistic sensibilities, and open themselves up to Life with a capital L.When Franny and her older sister Valentine are summoned by their Aunt Theodora from foggy San Francisco to sunny New York City for one summer, they are taken to old world locales like Bemelmans Bar, the Plaza, and the Sherry Netherland by their chaperone, Clover, Aunt Theodora s prot g As they discover New York City going lingerie shopping and learning about the simple elegance of a cucumber sandwich, they also begin to unearth secrets and answers about Aunt Theo s glamorous and romantic past, and they have a few romantic adventures of their own.

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    1. странноватая книга, и тоже отдает неврозом - такое чувство, что автор всю жизнь мечтала жить в черно-белом фильме из 50-х, и это такая романтическая манифестация. ни завязки, ни сюжета, ни мотивации, ни объемных персонажей - ничего нет, есть только разыгранные сценки, винтажные [...]


    2. A light summer read for a narrow audience. This book was written for teens like I was who wished they could live in the world of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly (with all the good aspects and none of the bad). The dialogue is inauthentic and the girls' sentiments out of place in contemporary society (except for forced comments about boys and sex that are unrealistic and feel awkward in such a classic-feeling story). But there's surely a group of teens who will latch on to this book's love affair [...]


    3. Take a Bottle of Pellegrino or also Perrier and just dwell into this and ofcourse some snacks because the journey through this incredibleit is as if the invitation was to the reader itselfto move around in Summer.


    4. Fourteen-year-old Frances and seventeen-year-old Valentine, half sisters, are swept away to New York by their not-aunt Theo, former European model, author, and lover of Italian men. Valentine falls for the love she’s determined to find, breaks her heart, and finds her birth father. Flat-chested Frances learns that romance is in the memory, the anticipation, not the wild, desperate acts of passion. Both sisters explore the nooks of the City; satiate their curiosity with the help of their chaper [...]


    5. FIRST THOUGHTS:What a quietly beautiful story. One summer can be such a magical experience, dreamy and almost unrealVIEW:The Summer Invitation tells the story of two sisters who spend a summer in New York City, at the invitation of their well-traveled “aunt” (really, a wonderful family friend). Even with a chaperone (who happens to be wonderful), the summer promises the girls a few months of independence, adventure and perhaps just a touch of romance, too.If you know me well, you’ll know t [...]


    6. When I picked this on NetGalley, it seemed like it was going to be a grown-up Eloise kind of story — two young girls, 14 and 17, are “summoned” by their aunt to New York for the summer. I loved the old-fashioned feel of the cover – two lovely sisters holding hands, practically spinning through an Audrey-Hepburn New York. But something about this is just a little off. It tries so hard for old-world elegance, but it comes off as far-fetched. Did I mention that their aunt is out of town? An [...]


    7. What was this book about? That was my first thought upon reading The Summer Invitation by Charlotte Silver. Really, I finished all 192 pages and had no idea what the book was about. I struggled with the story, it's not a long book, and still it took me a couple days to read it. I considered putting it down a number of times, but in the end I powered through it. The Summer Invitation tells the story of Franny (Frances) and her older sister Valentine, who get an invitation to spend the summer in N [...]


    8. Fourteen-year-old Frances (Franny) and seventeen-year-old Val (who now prefers Valentine), have been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Aunt Theo, who is not their aunt but an old friend of their mother’s, invites them to spend a summer in Greenwich Village. They will spend most of their time with Clover Leslie, their 28-year-old chaperone, but in August, they will be joined by Aunt Theo, whom they will meet for the first time. Though Val has the more exciting and more mature experiences tha [...]


    9. I have very mixed feelings about this story. It felt very nostalgic and yet it was a contemporary story. It was narrated by Franny Lord, age fourteen. Franny seemed both young for fourteen and much more mature, literate, and thoughtful than fourteen. She was the observer more than the participant in the summer that she and her sister had when they were invited to visit New York City and stay in their Aunt Theo's apartment with Clover for their chaperone. Franny and her seventeen-year-old sister [...]


    10. I have mixed feelings about this book, but there are plenty of teen readers for whom it will appeal. Two sisters, born in San Francisco, are given the chance to spend the summer in New York City. Theodora, an old friend of their mother's, is in Europe, but while she is away, she has arranged for the girls to stay in her place and get to know her city. Valentine, the seventeen-year-old, is just coming into her own beauty and is ripe for romance, which she finds, of course. Franny, fourteen, is co [...]


    11. Teens Franny and Valentine (pronounced to rhyme with "lean") live in San Francisco, but when an old friend of their mother's, Aunt Theo, writes a letter inviting the girls to spend the summer at her apartment in Greenwich Village, their parents blithely send them off. Of course, Theo will still be in Europe for most of the summer, but her former ward, Clover (age 28), will be there to watch over the girls. Thus begins a round of museums, fancy restaurants, and clothes shopping for appropriate ou [...]


    12. Frances and Valentine are 14 and 17 and have the opportunity to spend the summer in New York City courtesy of their Aunt Theo. She’s in Europe, due back in August, but she’s arranged for Clover to act as chaperone for the girls. From their aunt’s Manhattan apartment, the girls shop, visit museums and restaurants, fall in love. They venture all over the city and learn about fashion and life from Clover. Although a lovely, sweet, soft book with sometimes beautiful writing, there are many mo [...]


    13. This lovely confection of a book feels a bit like a contemporary fairytale, or at the very least, a glimpse at what Eloise's life might have been like as a teenager. Valentine (pronounced Valen-teen) and Franny are invited to spend the summer in their eccentric and wealthy aunt's Greenwich Village apartment with sculptress and chaperone-of-many-secrets, Clover. Valentine is desperate to fall in love and Franny isn't sure what she wants- but what she doesn't want is to be left behind.For a certai [...]


    14. **2.5/3 stars**Originally posted at: iliveforreading/2While I did enjoy some parts of The Summer Invitation, it felt like more of a guide book rather than a novel with an actual plot line. Most of the story consists of Franny and Valentine going shopping, eating or walking around New York with their chaperone Clover. Loads of places mentioned here – some which I’d love to visit next time I go to New York – and it felt like we as readers are just witnessing two girls as they “tour” arou [...]


    15. Didn't realize this was YA fiction when I picked it off the "New Releases" stack at the library. If it were intended for us full-grown adults I would probably view it with a more critical eye, but based on its intended audience I thought it was a lovely book. The Summer Invitation is told from the point-of-view of Franny, the younger of two half-sisters invited to spend the summer of their 14th and 17th years, respectively, across the continent from their home in San Francisco at the NYC apartme [...]


    16. I honestly don't know who the intended audience for this book is. I mean, given the ages of the two main characters (14 and 17), I would say young adult. However, the narration reads, alternately, like a wide-eyed ten year old and and like a hipster who wants to use a lot of fancy words.If I had to pick an adjective that would describe the intended feel of this book, I think it would be "cozy." This is attempting to be very old-school, feel-good, Anne-of-Green-Gables-wholesome fiction. Unfortuna [...]


    17. I liked the concept of the story. Of a younger sister growing up and learning to come out of her sister's shadow on a learning experience in New York City provided by a distant (physically) but mysterious aunt.However, I felt that at times that this message was too overbearing, to the point that the elder sister Valentine is portrayed as a materialistic, shallow and only a boy-driven character, and I hated that. It was as if her only purpose in the book was to show contrast between the sisters' [...]


    18. Fourteen-year-old Franny and her seventeen-year-old sister Valentine are invited by a glamorous family friend, Aunt Theodora, to spend the summer in New York City. With their chaperone Clover, the girls explore the classic sights and experiences of the old city. The New York experience is told through Franny’s eyes and emotions as she learns to love New York.I recognize some of what the author intended with The Summer Invitation, but I think it would do better as a travelogue than a novel. Cha [...]


    19. Charlotte Silver's "The Summer Invitation" is an introspective coming of age novel. It tells the story of Franny and her older sister Valentine who travel and live in New York City for the summer upon an invitation from their mother's best friend. They stay at an apartment in Greenwich Village. In a course of a season, they become different people. I loved this book. It's a Valentine to New York City, and for those people who have fallen in love with New York City, you will feel a sentimental pa [...]


    20. *spoiler*I just finished this book and I am suprised I finished it. There were times that I wanted to put it down because when I would read an important and pivotal part in the book and it abruptly ended rather than going into further detailedI got annoyed. I don't know if the author understood she was rushing parts of her book or not but the parts where Valentine stayed out all night and the part where Franny met Alexander and the part with Clover and Dingy were extremely rushed whereas parts o [...]


    21. In some respects, “The Summer Invitation,” is reminiscent of Patrick Dennis’ “Auntie Mame.” Two sisters, 14-year-old Franny and her older sister Valentine are sent to New York City to live in their Aunt Theodora’s apartment and acquire some town bronze. Aunt Theo believes in living Life (with a capital “L”) and her protege Clover introduce the girls to an insider’s view of the Big Apple.Valentine embraces her freedom and pursues romance. She adores the parties and concerts and [...]


    22. I loved this author's memoir about living over a restaurant in Boston, but this book was just eh for me. A little twee, it tells of two sisters who are invited by their glamorous aunt to stay in NYC for the summer. Aged 14 and 17, they are placed in the care of Clover, their aunt's ward. Clover, aged 28, imparts much old-fashioned wisdom to the girls which seems more appropriate for the 1940s. For instance, the girls were told not to wear trousers (aka jeans) because that's not what young ladies [...]


    23. A fun story about two sisters who travel from San Francisco to spend a few months in NYC. Their Aunt Theo, whom they have never met, summons them to spend the summer at her apartment in Greenwich Village. Although she is not able to be there, Clover, her protégé, will chaperone them. For Valentine (17) and Franny (14), this becomes a summer they will never forget. Lingerie shopping, dining at fancy, local restaurants, first loves, and bits and pieces of Aunt Theo’s life, loves, and adventure [...]


    24. My younger self most likely would have loved this book and maybe even tried to be a little like Franny. But being an older version of myself, I'm not a big fan. This is a book written for young girls but deals with topics that aren't quite relevant for them yet. Although the characters are endearing and I loved the idea of a more antique New York City, much of the plot is stilted and pointless. Valentine is also exaggerated and made into a flat, petty teenage girl so that Franny can appear to be [...]


    25. Franny and Val seemed a little too stereotypical at the beginning - seventeen-year-old Valentine boy crazy to the point where she will give up anything for the feeling of fast and passionate love, and fourteen-year-old Frances so caught up in being an adult she misses out on the pleasures of still being a child. The mysterious Aunt Theo seems a hedonistic throwback when she expects the girls to behave as young women of a time gone by, yet want them to live "Life with a capital L". It was a quick [...]


    26. This charming teen novel is about two sisters invited to spend the summer in New York by their honorary aunt. She isn’t able to be there but has engaged a chaperone for the girls – one of whom is 14 and the other 17 and looking for her first love. The aunt’s protégé is the chaperone and she helps the girls get to know the city in the manor the aunt would want. The book has a bit of an old fashioned feel and I wish it had been a bit longer but it was a lovely getaway. A good book to recom [...]


    27. Pages read: 2010% into this slim novel and I don't care. The characters, Franny and Valentine, feel quite distant. Based on the reviews, that's not something that changes. This novel's driven primarily by place. It's about achieving a New York feel, though apparently more like a Holly Golightly sort of New York City than the modern one. That's not likely to do than bore me at best. Thus skipping.


    28. Graded By: Mandy W.Cover Story: Outfit ChangeBFF Charm: Big SisterSwoonworthy Scale: 1Talky Talk: A Bit More Y and a Little Less ABonus Factors: New York City, Tasty Business, Daddy-Long-Legs Minus the CreepinessRelationship Status: Vacation BuddyRead the full book report here.


    29. Sisters Frannie (14) and Valentine (17) are invited to spend the summer in NYC with their mother's old mentor. Super vintage-y in style, to the point where it feels like it was set in the 60s and not now. The language was off, the plotlines muddled and characters confusing. I probably would have signed happily over it as a teen because I loved retro things and the glamorous idea of the city, so I guess that is the tiny, narrow audience for this? But there are better things.


    30. The book had a Romantic feel (note the capital R), but ultimately failed to meet my expectations for contemporary realistic YA. I liked Franny, but she was either too immature as a narrator to be taken seriously, or so flowery and adult that I had to roll my eyes. There are some lovely moments in this book. I hope that Silver writes more YA and continues to develop her voice.


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