Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Twenty-Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Imagine finding the love of your life and then he dies... How incredibly awful! Especially if you're a teen and you have all those hormonal mood swings anyway; Girls could commit suicide for that crap! Others, like Anna, would lose it and fling herself around like a whore with her best friend because she lost her self respect along with her deceased boyfriend (May he rest in peace). But unlike other whores, Anna has depth. She hurts on so many levels because not only was Matt her lover, but he was one of her best friends her whole life. Anna is the kind of person that cracks without knowing it when she experiences pain, and to be honest, it just makes you sad and feel for her. This book is almost like a Sarah Dessen book but with a little more personal emotion.
My mother and I read this book at the same time and we came to a sort of agreement that its not the best book we've ever read but it wasn't a disappointment. This is definitely the book for girls who have problems and need reassurance that they aren't the only people with problems. And for girls who need to feel a little. (Warning: This book does have some sex in it. Just saying) Plot: 3.5/5 stars Cover: 2.5/5 stars -Katie