Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review: Twenty Boy Summer

Author: Sarah Ockler
Genre: YA Fiction
Release Date: 6/1/2009
Summary From B&N.com:
"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 Zanzibar Bay 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 Review: 
This book was amazing, it was amazingly written and it had an amazing story line.  The raw emotion I could feel through the whole through out the whole book, blow me away. 

This book is about Anna a girl who starts this relationship with one of her best friend/her best friend's brother, Matt. She promise him that she would let him tell Frankie (his sister) about their relationship, the day before he does he dies.  The book is based about a year after Matt dies. Anna goes on vacation with Frankie and her family in California for the summer. Frankie and Anna make a bet to meet twenty boys during the vacation. This is a beautifully written book, about summer love, friendships, and dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Anna  is lost, in grief for Matt, in hiding their relationship together, and in taking care of Frankie for Matt. She has lost herself and though out the story she becomes who she is and does not feel the heaviness of Matt's death. She realizes that moving on is not forgetting its living.

This book was written beautifully. The characters felt real. It was like everything in the book actually happened. You could feel the emotions from the words. The story line and character were every well developed, I was not lost once.

I loved this book. Twenty Boy summer is everything you could wish for with a book.  I recommend it to anyone looking from a good summer read.

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