Summerlings is a funny but poignant novel set in 1959 in Washington, DC, where three boys and one girl living in an unusual neighborhood try to navigate rumors, secrets, and mistrust amongst the adults surrounding Cold War fears of communism, spies, and the A-bomb, as well as issues of growing up: sexual confusion, family dysfunction, and death. To unify the neighborhood, the kids plan to throw a wild party, and along the way deal with a bizarre plague (insect warfare?) and heart-breaking family events, which they misguidedly take upon themselves to resolve, resulting in tragedy.
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