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Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summer
By Sarah Ockler
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
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 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.

So, I was expecting a lot from this book. I knew what it was about and everything, but for some reason it was different than what I thought it would be. I didn't think that Sam would come along so quickly and quite honestly, he may have been what she needed to date again, but I didn't really like him. Mostly, I didn't because I didn't feel like we knew him. He didn't have to work really hard and be really sweet to help Anna heal and win her over. 

Because I didn't like the romance, I didn't really like the book so much. It was decent and worth reading, but Bittersweet will probably be my favorite Sarah Ockler book. I'll still read her other books. I have a feeling they'll just keep getting better.


  1. I like all the labels you have!! Anyhow, I really liked this book... although at times I wanted to punch Frankie (ok I know she was going through a lot, but the lies were a little much for me). I didn't really know what it was about before I started reading it, so maybe that's why I liked it better... no expectations :)

  2. Thanks :) I bet that did help!


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