Book Title: Twenty Boy Summer
Author: Sarah Ockler
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Summer Fiction,Chick Lit, Coming-of-Age
I read this in book format.
Anna and Frankie are best friends. They’ve gone through everything together, they’ve supported each other and they’ve been friends for a long time. According to Frankie, Summer in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect excuse for a Summer fling and if they meet a new boy every day that there, that’s TWENTY boys, Anna is sure to get her first Summer romance. But unbeknownst to Frankie, Anna has already had her romance. With Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death, a year ago.
Twenty Boy Summer is the perfect Summer read. Picture yourself reading this by the pool on holiday (vacation for you Americans!), or on the beach somewhere sunny. The book cover is stunning and simple with the sea glass design, it truly gives you the slightest hint into what happens in this book. I love that, a cover with meaning!
You’ll find a lot of themes in this book, which is incredible. The characters deal with first loves, grief, heartbreak, broken trust and learning to love themselves. It really is a coming of age novel that will be loved by not only young adults, but adults too.
You grow to love Anna and feel for her, even though she is keeping a huge secret from her best friend. You understand her and you empathise with her. You’ll possibly even find connections to yourself with her too.
This story’s message is about learning to live every day as it comes and not to be afraid. I really like that about this book. I closed the last page and I sighed, like I’d been given a new outlook on life.
This book is incredible.
I give this book a 4.5 out 5 stars.