Acclaimed author Lois Lowrys first novel, A Summer to Die is a poignant and perceptive tale of love and tragedy. Meg isnt thrilled when she gets stuck sharing a bedroom with her older sister Molly. The two of them couldnt be more different, and its hard for Meg to hide her resentment of Mollys beauty and easy popularity. But now that the family has moved to a small house in the country, Meg has a lot to accept. Just as the sisters begin to adjust to their new home, Meg feels that Molly is starting up again by being a real nuisance. But Mollys constant grouchiness, changing appearance, and other complaints are not just part of a new mood. And the day Molly is rushed to the hospital, Meg has to accept that there is something terribly wrong with her sister. Thats the day Megs world changes forever. Is it too late for Meg to show her true feelings?