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Title: Twenty Boy Summer
Author: Sarah Ockler
Category: Fiction, Young Adult
Why I Read It: The cover and the title made it look like a light read, which I was in the mood for after a string of not-light books.
Summary: Anna is getting what she’s always wanted—a summer vacation at the beach with her best friend Frankie. Frankie comes up with a game to find summer romance by meeting a new guy every day, and she convinces Anna to play too. But Frankie doesn’t know that Anna already met the guy she wants—Frankie’s older brother Matt, whom Anna can’t let go.
Review: This is what I get for not checking any reviews of this book or even the jacket blurb before I started reading it. Because it’s not exactly a light romance, like I had expected.
But it turns out that fact is what I like best about the book. As I read, my throat was thick with Anna’s grief for Matt and the guilt she felt for wanting to move on—and even worse, for actually moving on.
The ending tended toward melodrama in parts, but overall this one was a good read.
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