Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Twenty Boy Summer - A Review

Synopsis from B&N:

"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 her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever 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 that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

My Thoughts:

Wow! I loved this book. It was heartbreaking, sad, bittersweet, happy, gleeful and too many more to write. Sarah takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions through out this whole book and you feel them right alongside the characters. I was pulled into the story so much it felt like I was there walking on the beach, feeling the ocean breeze mist across my face. I felt the characters grief and joy and pain. Books like this stay with me for a long time after I read them and they are some of my favorite kinds of books to read.

Would I recommend?
Most definitely!! There are some scenes that have sexual references but it's not too graphic for most teenagers.


Jess said...

Great review -- I am hearing a lot of great stuff about this book, I guess it is time to add it to the TBR list.

Sheila DeChantal said...

I have seen a couple reviews on this book and I am finding them interesting. I may need to be on the look out for this one.