Saturday, May 30, 2009

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

****Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler****

Originality- 17/20
Characters- 19/20
Remembrance- 9/10
Quote-ability- 9/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 9/10
TOTAL- 90/100
Grade- A

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 ever 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.

The story started out a bit sad for my taste but somehow it made me feel very eager to read. I wanted to get close emotionally to the characters and, thankfully, I did. Frankie and Anna are two very different friends that share the memories of a friend and brother who died. I felt bad for Anna through the entire book. My heart broke everytime she had to lie to Frankie.

Setting aside the sad parts the book was a very fun read. I really wanted to be on vacation with these girls. Laying on the beach and just having fun. Too bad the girls end up fighting. Usually when friends fight I end up wondering why they even put up with each other in the first place, but with these two I totally understood why they cared so much. It's great to read about a real friendship.

Ohhh, and the boys..it was hard to see Anna letting go of Matt, but it was something she had to do, and I'm glad she met Sam. With all of this said it's obvious that I loved Twenty Boy Summer and all of the characters it had to offer. This is a great summer read that you won't want to pass up.

-Amanda

9 comments:

Lianne said...

I really want to read this book! :)

Eli said...

Everyone has been praising this book! I can't wait to read it-- Great Review!

Simply_Megan said...

I can't wait to read this! Good review.

Jenna said...

This one looks so good it's painful! I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review!

Leah:) said...

i really want to read this!

. . . which is why i entered the contest:)

great review!

Leah:)

fayeflame said...

I love this book, really want to read it

chinesedolphin94 said...

This sounds like an awesome book.
its got a lot of good reviews.
cant wait to read it.

Bianca said...

This book is getting so many great reviews! I'm so happy for Sarah!!

Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

Wow alot of people are really praising this novel! I can't wait to read it! Hopefully i can get my hands on it soon!