The book is all about a story of a summer time in the personal life of Cecile, seventeen years old young lady and her dad Raymond, forty-year widower as well as Playboy. Cecile is a carefree girl and all she desires are casual holidays in an elegant suite on the ocean, near Cannes, limitless leisure, heading out, summer romance. Her dad is in fact fully encouraging as their wish for a comfortable as well as care free life fully correlates.
Besides Cecile as well as the girl father, Elsa is in the villa, twenty nine years old fathers' lover, "half-easy, half-fashionable girl... pleasant, fairly simple and with no special needs."Cesille recognizes that the romantic relationship of her father and Elsa isn't serious and that it is a subject of time when she will be replaced along with another.
But usually Cecile doesn't stress about it, is all the exact same for her.
Their own care free habit and hedonistic way of life interrupts Anne, a forty-year old designer, who's as well asked by Raymond to spend holidays along with them. Cecile realizes that Anne is a very interesting woman, elegant, calm, as well as the woman's father probably will not be able to refrain from. Despite the proven fact that Cecile values Anne, the girl also knows that the presence of Anne will irrevocably change the life and relationship of dad and daughter: "It's changed our entirely lifetime.
We all have been losing independence. I quickly imagined our lives in a group of 3, lifestyle all of a sudden balanced by Anna's intelligence, lifestyle which I envied. "
Cecile understands which her care free lifestyle together with her dad, mean far too much to her, that she wouldn't permit a major switch so easily."To provide our internal serenity, my father and I required outer disruption. Anne would not have permitted it. "Young girl decides to control the folks around her, to eliminate Anne, the threat to their way of existence, permanently. However, the woman's decision will cause a series of regrettable occasions, which Cecile becomes painfully as well as sadly conscious.
On the other hand the love story of Cecile and Cyril, twenty-five year-old student is going on. These people devote their own free time in secret gatherings, cruising, going swimming... These people soon uncover the magic of bodily passion: "Where am I? At the bottom of the sea, at the very end of the time, at the base of pleasure. Cecile thinks: "We experienced the sun and the ocean, laughter as well as romance, can we ever discover it just as this specific summer time, with the exact same splendor, along with the same force which concern and shame gave us?"
This is book that'svery impressive to all of us, evokes the sweet innocence of the summer time: Cecile really enjoys on the French Riviera, so we may almost really feel on your own pores and skin the heat of the sunlight as well as the sea. The writer also provides for us very good explanation of the time, the life of a wealthy high-middle class, their bohemian, freedom from any worries or even issues. Cecile and the girl dad just enjoy all of that lifestyle provides them all, in lavish parties and shallow, but for them fascinating people.
With this novel Sagan proved his undeniable creativity, actually in his earlier youth, and to all those who today create fairly "easier" literature has arranged the limit high. He's proven, although we'll allegedly regard her book, just as a "light", it continues to be kilometers far away from the shallow, foreseeable as well as tragic literature, on which all of us stumble every day.