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Once, in Lourdes A poignant novel of teenage friendship set during a two week span in the turbulent summer of , in which four friends make a pact that will change their lives foreverFour high school friends stand on the brink of adulthood and on the high ledge above the sea at the local park in Lourdes, Michigan, they call the Haight and make a pact For the next two weeks, they will live for each other and for each day And at the end of the two weeks, they will stand once again on the bluff and jump, sacrificing themselves on the altar of their friendship Loyal Kate, beautiful Vera, witty CJ and steady Saint in a two week span, their lives will change beyond their expectations, and what they gain and lose will determine whether they enter adulthood or hold fast to their pledge Once, in Lourdes is a haunting and moving novel of the power of teenage bonds, the story of four characters who will win your heart and transport you back to your own high school years


10 thoughts on “Once, in Lourdes

  1. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    I d love to ask the author Sharon Solwitz about the title of this novel As far as I know there is not a real town called Lourdes in Michigan..but what I find interesting and perhaps symbolic fitting to this story is that Madonna s daughter s name is Lourdes , who is currently a student at the University of Michigan Lourdes is reference to the Virgin Mary Lourdes


  2. Liz Liz says:

    3.5 stars, rounded up 1968 Bob Dylan on the transistor radio, reading Tao Te Ching, dropping acid, the convention protests in Chicago, discussing the Vietnam War around the dinner table Solwitz sets the stage for these four misfit teenagers who are best friends and she does a good job of describing the place and time The four make a suicide pact with the intention of


  3. Dannii Elle Dannii Elle says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author, Sharon Solwitz, and the publisher, Spiegel Grau, for this opportunity.The summer of 1968 Four best friends are faced with a forever uncertain future Their tight knit group is set to be infiltrated and disrupted by their impending adulthood That is, unless they take their futures into th


  4. Sarah Joint Sarah Joint says:

    I just have to say it this book made me uncomfortable It ll probably make you uncomfortable too It s an odd story, yet beautifully written and poignant in many ways I was at times reminded of The Girls but a lot of that may have simply been the time period It s 1968, and the world is changing but four friends plan to stay behind Two girls and two boys form a unique group of frien


  5. Erin Clemence Erin Clemence says:

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Once in Lourdes by Sharon Solwitz, takes place in a small town in 1968, where four inseparable teenagers vow to live this summer as if it is their last which of course it is since the same four have also made a suicide pact Vera, CJ, Saint and Kay spend the summer ex


  6. Hannah Hannah says:

    I have stopped reading this book at some point and then just never picked it back up again I am trying to behonest to myself about not finishing books I am somehow rarely absolutely sure I won t finish a book which is why the shelf is called will probably not finish I am eternally optimistic that I at some point maybe will feel like picking the book up again, but I practically never do.This


  7. Karen R Karen R says:

    Four high school friends, all of them troubled teens, make a suicide pact on the bluffs of Lourdes In two weeks, they will come back to this same spot and jump off the bluffs together How will each choose to live their last two weeks The characters voices feel authentic, I sympathized with their struggles, saw the potential for good in their souls and wished them all a happy ending But the story w


  8. Amber Amber says:

    Strange title, but it fits Lourdes, Michigan is the small fictional town where this book takes place in the late 60 s The story is centered around 4 teenage friends, 2 guys, 2 girls They are misfits at school and broken kids They come from dysfunctional families and have problems of their own, but they find solace in each other, something to be a part of I guess this is really a coming of age situation,


  9. Stacey Stacey says:

    It s 1968 in Lourdes, MI, a fictional town outside of Chicago The tense and taut atmosphere of 68 is felt throughout Protests, forceful police, dizzying amount of drugs, and free love 4 high school kids, each with their own personal conflicts, find friendship and form a tight bond They agree that their lives would be better if they weren t a part of this world and make a pact to jump from a bluff and end itin


  10. Aoife Aoife says:

    I received a free digital copy from the author publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewKay, Vera, CJ and Saint four teenagers living in Lourdes, Michigan, in 1968 In love with each other and misunderstood by everyone, the gang make a pledge to jump off the ledge of a local cliff in two weeks time.TW Mental health issues, physical abuse, incest, fat phobia 3.5 starsThis is one of the stories where yo


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