Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Released: June 1st 2009
Publisher: Little Brown Books, For Young Readers
Series: 290 (US Hardcover Edition)

"Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?"
"Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?"

According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago. "

TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer.

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My Thoughts:
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler deals with loss, family, friendships and to always remember that in life things change. It did take me a while to get into the story and to connect with the characters. When I did become connected with Anna and Frankie. I felt their pain of losing a best friend, a brother, a possible love interest. I rejoiced when they were happy, I was sad when they were sad. I loved that the book was set in New York and California. My favorite parts are definitely when the girls are on their vacation in California.

I really liked this one. It's definitely one to read in the summer time or even in the winter when you need a summmery read. Warning there is a lot of emotions within the story.

4/5 stars

Happy Reading, Ashley

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