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Life is pretty much perfect for Laura Logan. She has loving parents, an adorable little sister, her boyfriend Robert, and her protective twin brother, Cary. Only, Cary is jealous of Robert. He believes that Robert is no better than the other boys at school who use girls and break their hearts. Also, Cary refuses to let Laura grow up.
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But when grandmother Olivia finds out that Laura is dating Robert, she demands that Laura end the relationship. Grandma Olivia says that Robert and his family are beneath them, and doesn't meet up with her social standards. Of course, Laura doesn't do that, and continues to see Robert. But, when Cary "accidently" tells Grandma Olivia that Laura spent an evening with Robert alone, Olivia pounces on Laura and threatens to tell her parents. Laura is devasted because she doesn't want to lose her parents' trust. She and Robert cool things down a bit, but Laura becomes very depressed. Cary, who is feeling very guilty about betraying his sister, decides that they should all have a top secret picnic on the beach. Laura is ecstatic about seeing Robert. The two of them recklessly go sailing even though a storm is brewing, and get caught in it. Robert drowns, Laura loses her memory, and ends up being at her evil grandmother's mercy.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   fighting matchbreaker (parents/authorities) Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Grandma Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   drowning    -   sail boat    -   lost at sea Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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