Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Twenty Boy SummerAmazon Plot Review: "“What is the statute of limitations on feeling guilty for cheating on a ghost?” Anna writes in her journal, or rather, writes to Matt, her first true love and her best friend Frankie’s brother. More than a year has passed since Matt’s sudden death, and all that time Anna has kept her brief relationship with Matt a secret from Frankie. Matt had planned to tell his sister but died before he had the opportunity. Now, while on a beach vacation with Frankie’s family, Anna finds herself falling for cute, sensitive Sam against her will—if she can love someone else, does that mean she no longer loves Matt? Anna approaches this issue and other big questions with the insight and maturity that come when a young person loses someone he or she cares deeply about. Anna’s authentic voice and some lyrical writing will satisfy fans of Sarah Dessen, while the mix of romance, drama, and tragedy will be a draw for teen readers of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult." Grades 9-11. --Heather Booth --

My Thoughts:
When I picked up the book to skim, I didn't even realize that I'd read the first 30 pages, until someone interrupted me. So yes, this book has a GREAT opening. This book is a heavy romance contemp, so if your like me, and go gah gah over good love stories, you'll like it. However, this novel is a sad romance, great, but sad.


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