"I saw this film when it was first released in 1969 in Massachusetts when I was 22, my own last summer of freedom, since I'd just graduated from college. The film shows so many phases of adolescence: innocence, camaraderie, sensitivity, sexuality, cliqueishness and cruelty. Since I was in late adolescence myself, the film rang true. I haen't seen it since, but I remember it as though it were yesterday. Highly recommended."