Friday, March 2, 2012

Twenty Boy Summer Review

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
According to Anna's best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer ling, 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.

I loved this book so much it hurt. It's a beautiful and amazing book. I haven't been sucked in by a book in quite awhile but this one did it.

The characters are fantastic. I'm particularly fond of Frankie's mother, though I kind of wish they'd played a larger part towards the end. I feel kind of bad that Frankie thinks her parents don't care when they really do and she doesn't really find out otherwise.

Speaking of Frankie, I think her abrasive personality is one of the reasons this book took me so long to read. What kind of friend calls over someone by yelling "Virgin" especially when they're calling to introduce them to two hot guys?

Overall: 9.5/10 I loved this book but there's still something that's bothering me about it that I can't quite put my finger on. Definitely intend to get my hands on Bittersweet as soon as possible.