Monday, May 30, 2011

Book Review : Sixteenth Summer

Book: Sixteenth Summer
Author: Michelle Dalton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date Published: May 3, 2011
Pages: 320
Source: Galley
Date Read: May 1, 2011

Anna is dreading another tourist-filled summer on Dune Island that follows the same routine: beach, ice cream, friends, repeat. That is, until she locks eyes with Will, the gorgeous and sweet guy visiting from New York. Soon, her summer is filled with flirtatious fun as Anna falls head over heels in love. 

But with every perfect afternoon, sweet kiss, and walk on the beach, Anna can’t ignore that the days are quickly growing shorter, and Will has to leave at the end of August. Anna’s never felt anything like this before, but when forever isn’t even a possibility, one summer doesn’t feel worth the promise of her heart breaking….

Summary Taken from Goodreads
Yani's Review:
This book is sooooo cute and happy! Not that it's a happy story per se, but reading it I was just smiling from ear to ear. It's a perfectly amazing summer story: a realistic tone, while still being cute and a little corny... everything that summer romances are. I got this book through galleygrab, but I didn't have the motivation to read it until I read an awesome review of the book that described it similar to Simon Romantic Comedies (which are some of my guilty pleasures). This book is just as cute but goes a little deeper than most SRM.

What I especially enjoyed about this book was while it was attraction at first sight, things were awkward. Neither said the right thing and they held back comments as to not upset the other. But then once they can actually be themselves around each other, they create a real connection, despite being from two totally different places. Its the kind of love that you don't know how long it will last, but are grateful for it because that person has made you better.

I absolutely love Anna and her snarkiness. She has an awesome voice. And the banter between her and Will is just adorable. I honestly could keep gushing about how cute/adorable/and other synonyms this book is, but let me just end this by saying I enjoyed it so much that I look forward to immediately buying anything else Michelle comes out with in the future.
Plot: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Uniqueness: 3/5
Characters: 5/5

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