Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday: Book Recommendation!

Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA
Publication date: June 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book For Young Readers
Read: January 2014
Rating: 3/5

Summary:
"Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Okay."
"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.

Quick review:
I rated it a 3/5 because I was hoping for a different ending. I was disappointed because what I expected didn't happen. However, overall I really enjoyed reading this book. It isn't that long, it's about 290 pages. I think the problem about this book is that it was too short for me and I wanted more. It isn't a bad thing. It means the book was good enough for me to ask for more. I don't know a lot of people who have read this novel which is sad because this book deserve to be read.

About the author
Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of novels for teens, including The Book of Broken Hearts, Bittersweet, Fixing Delilah, and the critically acclaimed Twenty Boy Summer, a YALSA Teens' Top Ten nominee and IndieNext List pick. Her latest, #scandal, hits the shelves in June 2014. 

Sarah is a champion cupcake eater, coffee drinker, night person, and bookworm. When she's not writing or reading at home in Colorado, she enjoys taking pictures, hugging trees, and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex.