Friday, September 4, 2009

20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Publisher: Little
Category: Young Adult
304 Pages

“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?”

For Anna Reiley and Frankie Perino, the ingredients for the Absolute Best Summer Ever are simple: Two girls. Two bikinis. And twenty days in Zanzibar Bay, California. The best part? According to Frankie, if they meet one boy every day, there’s a good chance Anna will find her first summer romance.

Anna lightheartedly agrees to the fun, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie… she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death last year.

TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer.

Yet another new(ish) book! I think this one was Amanda's actually... Huh. This book was good. It dealt with loss so believably. Most books will overdo the tragedy or underdo it. Ockler made it just right!

I loved Anna's character. She made me smile throughout most of the book. I loved how sensible she was. Frankie didn't deserve a friend like her. I kept wanting to shake Frankie. I wanted to scream at her whenever the big reveal happened.

The writing was It flowed beautifully. By the fifth page I was completely sucked into this book. This book is worth being picked up. It's not a traditional happy-ever after, but it's close enough.




  1. the book sounds very interesting to read, i love the cover with the heart.