(KINDLE) Last Summer By Kylie Ladd

  • Paperback
  • 344
  • Last Summer
  • Kylie Ladd
  • English
  • 03 July 2020
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Free download Last Summer ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free From the points of view of nine of the people who are mourning Rory this riveting novel presents a vivid snapshot of contemporary suburban Australia and how we live now Marriage friendship family all are dissected with great psychological insight as they start to unravel under the pressure of grief The characters live on the page; their lives are unfolded and their dilemmas are as real a. This book was very difficult to get started Trying to remember all the characters who was married to who and which kids belonged to what parents was hella confusing but I eventually mapped it out and when I did I began to really enjoy the book I found myself interested in each character and enjoyed developing an understanding of how each person came to that point in their livesIt was easy to resonate with and involves themes that will likely engage a widevast audience Some themes were challenging to read or consider because they were raw The author touched on themes that are not readily discussed in our society and presented them in a realistic wayThe ending made me feel a bit ripped off would have liked a few chapters

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Free download Last Summer ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S our ownLast Summer is a stunning novel about loss the terrible pain of losing a husband brother or friend but also all those smaller losses that everyone must face the loss of youth the shattering of dreams the fading of convictions and the change in our notions of who we thought we were It is also about what comes after the loss how we pick up the pieces and the way we remake our lives. Kylie Ladd s second novel brings up a uestion that none of of like to think about How we would cope with the loss of a loved one Set in suburban Melbourne the story goes of a group of friend all approaching 40 who play cricket for the local team At the heart of that group of friends is Rory who is team captain and a larger than life character When tragety strikes with the unexpected death of Rory this tightly nit group slowly falls apart Without there buddy the mates find themselves lost and struggeling to try and makes sense of things This effects their families in many ways while trying their best to support the newly widowed Colleen and her kidsTold by the viewpoints of the mates and their wives Ladd does a excellent job of creating believable and distinctive characters All of them have different personalities and have different relationships with Rory wich meant many differnt ways of mourning This not suprisingly creates its own tension with the mates and their families The uestion arising will there friendships surviveOverall Last Summer is an excellent second novel from Ladd Absorbing and compelling in it s delivery the novel shows how we as humans can nver know for certainly what the future holds when it comes and how we will react If you are interested in a uality Australian contemporary novel then Last Summer may be the ideal ticket Well worth reading i say The Hunt for the Golden Mole youth the shattering of dreams the fading of convictions and the change in our notions of who we thought we were It is also about what comes after the loss how we pick up the pieces and the way we remake our lives. Kylie Ladd s second novel brings up a uestion that none of of like to think about How we would cope with the loss of a loved one Set in suburban Melbourne the story goes of a group of friend all approaching 40 who play cricket for the local team At the heart of that group of friends is Rory who is team captain and a larger than life character When tragety strikes with the unexpected death of Rory this tightly nit group slowly falls apart Without there buddy the mates find themselves lost and struggeling to try and makes sense of things This effects their families in many ways while trying their best to support the newly widowed Colleen and her kidsTold by the viewpoints of the mates and their wives Ladd does a excellent job of creating believable and distinctive characters All of them have different personalities and have different relationships with Rory wich meant many differnt ways of mourning This not suprisingly creates its own tension with the mates and their families The uestion arising will there friendships surviveOverall Last Summer is an excellent second novel from Ladd Absorbing and compelling in it s delivery the novel shows how we as humans can nver know for certainly what the future holds when it comes and how we will react If The Hunt for the Golden Mole you are interested in a uality Australian contemporary novel then Last Summer may be the ideal ticket Well worth reading i say

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Free download Last Summer ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rory Buchanan has it all looks talent charisma an all around good guy he's the centre of every party and a loving father and husband Then one summer's afternoon tragedy strikes and those who are closest to him struggle to come to terms with their loss Friendships are strained marriages falter and loyalties are tested in a gripping and brilliantly crafted novel of loss grief and desireTold. Last Summer is my first Kylie Ladd novel and I really enjoyed this Australian author s take on the aftermath of death among a group of friends in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne When talented recreational cricketer Rory Buchanan dies unexpectedly at cricket practice from a heart condition his wife children and friends struggle to deal with their loss When I was almost seventeen and smack bang in the middle of my HSC trial exams my best friend died in a car accident Much of that time for me was a blur but I still remember where I was and how I felt the moment the news broke The aftermath was an extremely confusing time for me it was the first brush with death I had experienced at that age and didn t know what to expect I was caught between wanting to move on and remember my friend with happy memories and wanting to respectfully mourn her too So when I read the opening chapter of Last Summer which relays Nick s account of losing his best mate I could connect with his experience on a deep level I was surprised thereafter to find that the POV switched at each chapter between four couples Kelly Rory s sister and her husband Joe Nick and Laine Pete and Trinity Anita and James and then Colleen Rory s widowed wife I was a tad disappointed that Nick didn t have another chapter to himself until much later in the book and I actually found Nick and Laine s story to be the most unresolved out of all the couples by the end which was unfortunate because it was these two characters that I felt I connected with at the outset Last Summer explores the different ways people mourn by withdrawing by being surrounded by people by talking or by dealing with it solitarily The grief managed to affect each of these 9 adults in various ways and within the couples they were challenged with staying connected Rory had always been the outgoing sociable guy who brought everyone together and the group struggle to celebrate his memory when the one person who held them all together is no longer with them Through insightful storytelling Kylie Ladd explores the many layers of grief and its effect on the family unit friendships and the individual She skilfully allows the reader to connect with many characters and understand them from various viewpoints No doubt her background in psychology has allowed her to access her characters at a deep level and present them in a way that readers can relate to Everyone has experienced loss at some stage in their life and with every loss comes change Ladd explores how this change can transpire in the lives of friends and family I ll definitely be seeking out her first novel After the Fall