Friday, June 27, 2014
REVIEW for A Sixteenth Summer (Pulled Under)
Thank you to the people at Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of this book.
TITLE: A Sixteenth Summer (Pulled Under)
AUTHOR: Michelle Dalton
RATING: 3.5 Stars
I was looking for a "fun" book to read and summer approached (if it ever got here!) and when I saw this one I thought "perfect" a summer romance.
While I may not be a YA anymore, I do remember my summers up in our country house and my romances with the boy next door (who has stayed in my life wayyyy past those summers). How I longed for those wonderful days of sun, summer and budding romance - they were perfect, although at the time, I did not really appreciate the freedom of it all.
With this in mind, I started reading A Sixteenth Summer. Small town girl Izzy meets city boy Ben and find themselves attracted to each other. What follows is a cute and romantic story of young love. However, the part I found the most interesting is how the characters deal with the fact that, at the end of the summer, Ben will be gone.
In fact, I was fascinated by the fact that Izzy acts as though this event will not happen. She simply chooses to ignore it and instead focuses on the present moment - not a bad thing, if you can do it!
I rated this book a 3.5 because it is a bit typical of your "summer" romance books. It is an easy, enjoyable read if you are looking for a summer/beach/pool read.