Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Kindle Store
“Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”
According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in 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.
Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.
I bought Twenty Boy Summer on a whim. I came across it on Amazon and had to have it. Usually I endlessly research books before I buy them. I read tons of reviews and check ratings before I spend my hard earned money on a book. This whim paid off!
Twenty Boy Summer was laugh out loud funny at times and heartbreakingly sad at others. It’s about friendship, love lost, and letting go. I think that Ockler did an incredible job of making a story about grief and secrets shine with humor and wit! Anna was definitely someone I wanted to read about. She was mourning the loss of her kind of sort of boyfriend, while being strong for her best friend. She was mature and interesting. She felt very real and I love reading about how she handled some situations. It was so completely different than how I would have handled them that it made it that much more of a fantastic read.
Sarah Ockler’s writing was spectacular! I felt that I was right there in Zanzibar Bay with Anna and Frankie! The whole story unfolds in a way that it’s impossible to put it down. I was engrossed from the very first page. Needless to say I loved it and I will be reading anything Sarah Ockler writes in the future!