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Friday, June 12, 2009

Rgz Street Team: Sarah reviews Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Sarah reviews Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler:


"Anna is going on a trip with her best friend, Frankie, to Zanzibar Bay. Frankie thinks that it will be the perfect time and place for a summer romance, a quick and harmless fling. During swimsuit shopping, Anna and Frankie come up with a plan for the Absolute Best Summer Ever. The plan is to see who can get the most guys in twenty days. The problem is that Anna isn't over Frankie's Brother, Matt, who died suddenly in a car crash. So Anna is holding on to that time with Matt and hiding the secret from Frankie.

Twenty Boy Summer had an amazing setting. I felt like I was in California and feeling the sunshine when I read it. Anna was true to herself. Her relationship with Matt appeared to be honest and sincere. There were a few things that I didn't like about Frankie in the beginning, but she seemed to grow up and be more honest. Ockler does and amazing job creating a well woven story that digs in to your heart. You will cry, laugh, and fall in love with the characters and the storyline. Ockler has an amazing debut of love lost and living every moment of your life to the best you can. I loved this book and could fangirl it for quite bit longer. I recommend this book. --Sarah

PS-Sarah Ockler just started a "20 things in 20 days" scavenger hunt on her blog! Check it out and learn how you can earn points toward winning a Grand Prize.

4 comments:

holly cupala said...

This description - added to the great cover - makes me want to read the book! Thank you, Sarah, for the great review!

Little Willow said...

It's in my pile of books to read this month!

Melissa Walker said...

Love this review, Sarah! This book is in my pile!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for the review, Sarah. I've been wondering about this book!