Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Twenty Boy Summer: Sarah Ockler

Title: Twenty Boy Summer
Author: Sarah Ockler
Pages: 290
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Rating: 10/5

"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 Anna's best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy everyday, 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.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truely means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.


I adored this book, it was greatly written and emotionally set. Seeing the pain and guilt that both Anna and Frankie have is breathtaking. You could really feel each emotion that they felt, and you knew the reason behind it. Also, everything in this book was described beautifully. It really does show how you're supposed to love and greive over someone and ultmately letting them go. I loved how the cover really took on meaing throughout the book. Because of that book, I now want my covers to have a meaning throught their book. I rate this a high number because it's just amazing!

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