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A Summer Love Triangle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By LexiPreiser, Westport, CT

It was July, the summer of 2007. Briny air clung to my skin as I stretched my towel out over the sand. The sun was hot but not uncomfortable. I reached into my beach bag, excited to have a free day at the beach. I pulled a tattered, mildew-scented paperback out of my bag and groaned. Maybe this wouldn’t be such a restful day after all.

My dad is a voracious reader, and for his fiftieth birthday I had created a private book club for the two of us. He is constantly traveling for business, so I thought it would be a great way to spend time together doing something we both love. The first book on our list was Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. My vision had been lofty: we would read side by side in huge leather chairs and discuss interesting themes while sipping cappuccino and educating ourselves with great literature.

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4 comment(s)
I totally love this piece and the love triangle book idea, it's awesome!!
Feb. 23, 2016 at 8:26 PM • Report
This is absolutely wonderful - congrats on the publication!
Feb. 26, 2015 at 8:56 AM • Report
ah, good writing!
Feb. 10, 2015 at 3:11 AM • Report
This is a good story. I have many connections with book so this is totally relatable.Is it true?
Nov. 28, 2012 at 9:25 PM • Report