Thursday, April 17, 2014

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Author: Sarah Ockler
Stars: 4.5 out of 5

Back of the Book
"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.

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
Anna, Frankie and Matt (Frankie and Matt are brother and sister) have always been inseparable -bffs till the end they share everything. . . except Anna's feelings for Matt. On her 15th birthday they finally confess how they feel about each other, sharing a marzipan covered kiss. For one whole summer they share things with each other and start to fall in love. Everything changed when Matt crashes due to a heart defection and is pronounced dead. 

1 year later Frankie's family decides to take there annual family vaca to Zanzibar SF. Here the girls make a pact for the A.B.S.E (absolutely best summer ever) and try to get with twenty guys in twenty days. Anna tries to discover what Matt meant all those postcards ago and reconnect with him some how and try to be a different person. 

Over the summer Anna learns how to let go, love and change.  She falls for someone who opens up her perspective on love and life. 
I love the cover which is the symbol of the book sea glass. 

Like the ocean, falling and whispering against the shore. Nothing ever really goes away - it just changes into something else. Something beauty

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