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Review: One Groovy Summer

  • Title: One Groovy Summer: A Summer Adventure From 1968
  • Author: Rocky Gregory
  • Paperback
  • # of Pages: 131
  • Publisher:
  • Released: April 23, 2014
  • Genre(s): memoir
  • My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher/author.

*All opinions are my own.


It was the Sixties – the time of the Sexual Revolution and the Hippie Movement. Just out of high school, Will and Skip knew they could be drafted into the Vietnam War soon. So they were determined to make the most of their summer break, and they sure did. It was one groovy adventure full of action, romance, and comedy. Young Adults everywhere are enjoying it and telling their friends. So don’t miss it.


I had a lot of fun reading this book. 1960’s America has fascinated me since I was a kid in the 1980’s.  This memoir illustrates the life of a boy just after high school graduation trying to enjoy a summer of fun and making experiences before college while the possibility of being drafted looms over his head.

The 1960’s in America were a time of revolution with the hippie movement and civil rights movement while also dealing with war and the draft.

The events I read about were a lot of fun.  Will, the main character, talked about his adventures in a way that was relatable way that allowed those who weren’t alive in the 1960’s. I liked the subtle use of pop lingo to help keep the reader in the mentality of the 1960’s.

I found this memoir a wonderful and well written reminder to the fact that the a persons generation has an impact on their life.  Whether you lived through 1960’s America or not you will find enjoyment in this book and should pick up a copy of this book.

Happy reading everyone!



I was a bibliophile before I learned the alphabet. From an early age I have used books to relieve the pressures of reality. I was I teenager before I appreciated the learning power of books. Now, as an adult, I read books for both learning and relaxation.

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