Dutton Juvenile, 2014
Audience: Older Teens
Book hashtag: #summerlove
A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.
This book was a quiet romance and wonderfully written. Emi just graduated from high school and this takes place in the summer between that and college. It had a hint of mystery that made me very interested in the storyline and the characters. I wanted to learn more just as much as they did. Emi had a good support system and Ava had the opposite. The reader watches both characters grow and learn more about each other’s lives. A bonus was learning more about how movies are made. I totally wanted Emi’s job. Who wouldn’t? I know it’s not right for me. I’m not creative enough and I don’t have enough vision. I sure would like to give it a try though. Her love for her work definitely rubbed off on me.
This story had the perfect ending and was a great read.