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book review: Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum

Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum Overview: Everyone knows about the rich people that summer in the Hamptons, but what about Fire Island? Bad Summer People  follows a group of wealthy NYC families that summer in a tiny town that's cut off from the rest of the world, accessible by ferry only. There's a rotting yacht club, a vibrant tennis community, and plenty of gossip and backstabbing. While there is a death at the start of the book that the end loops back to, it's hardly a thriller. Mostly, it's a lot of truly crappy people constantly screwing each other over for almost 300 pages. Overall: 3 Characters: 3 It's rare to read about unlikable characters that truly have zero redeeming qualities about them. This isn't a book where you care for any of the characters or empathize with them and watch them grow. These people are vapid and terrible from the start and that continues all the way through to the end. There are so many characters that are all so caught up