Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review - Sixteenth Summer

This is the synopsis from Amazon:

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….

My review: 4 stars

Plot: I love romances, I really do. However there was parts of this novel where I just wanted to laugh at how ridiculous Anna acted. Of course, she's sixteen. Still, I felt she was very dramatic in certain parts, a bit too much so. I also felt the relationship between her and Will developed much too quickly, especially for a sixteen and seventeen-year-old.

Characters: As I said before, Anna was very dramatic. However, I loved how caring she was for her two best friends and how the double relationship helped them all.

Setting: Oh, beaches. One of the best settings for a romance novel. The descriptions were excellent and made me wish I was there right now!

Overall: As my first official "summer" read of the year, it left me wanting more. I wish there was going to be a sequel on their future or next summer. Still, definitely worth picking up!

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