Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Today's book is Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler! One of my absolute favorite books!
The description of this book is:
For Anna Reiley and Frankie Perino, the ingredients for the Absolute Best Summer Ever are simple: Two girls. Two bikinis. And twenty days in Zanzibar Bay, California. The best part? According to Frankie, if they meet one boy every day, there’s a good chance Anna will find her first summer romance.
Anna lightheartedly agrees to the fun, 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 last year.
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.
This book really blew me away. Sarah's character development of Matt was written so exceptionally that by the end of the second chapter I was almost crying. She really knows how to make you feel for a character and fall in love with him. Other than the Matt situation, the book has so many more great qualities! Even though there are a lot of sad points in the book, there is humor mixed in as well. Frankie is a very interesting character and makes everything better. Anna is the one all teenagers are like in a lot of ways. Sarah's perception of grief works perfectly in this book, making you really feel like you've lost someone as well. Okay, well maybe not THAT extreme, but still, very, very good! I could not put this book down until I finished it. It takes a lot for a book to shout out to me as one of the best, and this one definitely did it. It was a perfect debut for a first time author and I cant wait to read her next one, coming out next fall. I really recommend this book to anyone, hope you guys enjoy! :]