Hey everyone and welcome to my YA book blog. I love to read YA novels so I decided to create a blog and write reviews about the books I read. If anyone would like to suggest a book or wants me to do a review on a certain book please tell me. Also as I am new to the blogging world please bare with me.

...sincerely, a reader

Friday, January 28, 2011

Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler

Hey everyone! I got this book for Christmas and i finally got around to reading it so here is the review. Also i have almost finished Beastly so I will be putting up a review shortly. : )

Plot Summary

"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.

My Review
Sarah Ockler's debut novel is a great read full of love, loss, friendship, overcoming fears and finding out ones true self. Twenty Boy Summer was fun and light at times but also sad and deeply heartfelt. It was very well written and i couldn't put it down. The scenery described and the emotions it evoked was magical. I loved the sense of a journey that the main character, Anna, was on. She felt she had to accomplish things whilst at the same time she had to move on from Matt, but never forget. Anna was a very strong heroine, having to deal with secrets, lost love, deception and above all living her life.

Score: 8 out of 10

...sincerely, a reader

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