4 stars for Endless Days of Summer by Stacy O’Steen @torn_treasure @supposedcrimes #Asexual #FF #contemporary

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Title: Endless Days of Summer
Author Name: Stacy O’Steen
Publication Date & Length: July 1, 2015 — 285 pages


Struggling to cope with the reality of her decision to live away from home, Penelope Van Buren is thrust into college life head first with nothing to break her fall. It’s a whirlwind once her dorm mate convinces her to leave the room. Penelope finds friends in LGBTQA club but when the questions start flowing through Penelope’s mind she realizes she’s been wrong about so many things.

Seeing the world around her with new eyes, she analyzes an old relationship that may turn out to be even more than she thought it would be. In the end, Penelope needs to do what would make her happy. The problem is she can’t seem to figure out what that is.

Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence

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A totally enthralling novel, a real page turner. Full of mother/daughter angst, finding your sexuality apprehension, and, trepidation to others perceived perceptions.
Different from other novels in the way the author characterizes Penelope’s growing maturity and self understanding. This is clearly seen as the novel progresses.
Written in almost a documentary/drama way, anyone on the verge of coming out or having difficulty in their sexual orientation, would really find this novel of interest. The way asexuality is handled is very refreshing and informative.
My only criticism  would be the way the relationship between Penelope and her Mother appears biased towards Penelope’s feelings.
This is an emotional love story, full of realism, but with a real feel good factor.


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In the hours between corralling her circus of animals and feeding her husband, Stacy breathes life into the characters running rampant in her mind. Born in the south with a proclivity for travel and the nerd life, Stacy rests her head in the clouds and daydreams of equality. When not writing or working, she loves to craft, and spends many a night curled up with her hot glue gun. An avid Chipotle fan, she hopes to eat at one in every state and country lucky enough to have one.


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