SURFING SUMMER by James III Connor

SURFING SUMMER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Cool,"" constricted and inconclusive, Surfing Summer is like a print-out of a surfing film--a resemblance encouraged by the surfing photo on the cover and the few inside. Behind their parents' backs, two fourteen-year-olds on the California coast make a deal for the daily use of a surfboard with a slightly older beach boy, Frank, who's an all-round bum. ""Gremmies"" Kenny and Turk get better on the boards, Frank loses his job but gets Kenny's girl; besides a lot of time in the surf, the reader gets to wonder what kind of a world this is where nothing else matters. All that this lacks as a Story--notably development--and all that it embodies make it, however, a fairish equivalent of the full-time surfing scene.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1969
Publisher: Young Scott