Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
According to her 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 that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.  
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first opened this novel, as I sometimes do. At first I thought it was going to be one of those chick lit books but as the novel went on, I found it was much deeper than that.

I really liked Anna as a main character, I thought she was strong and had her own mind. She didn't think how she could change herself into something the guy wanted, more about 'take it or leave it'. As a matter of fact, the only character I didn't like was Frankie. I didn't like how she was written at all, she was portrayed as an airhead who couldn't pronounce words and didn't care about anyone but herself. It was okay at the end, but for some reason it still irked me.

The writing was beautiful and there were many one-liners and I wish I could remember them all. I think she has a great talent for writing and this book was really good. I highly recommend it and would love more from her in the future!



Anonymous said...

My first impression of this book was much like yours. Man was I wrong haha. Such a beautiful story this is. Glad you liked it!

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