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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summer
by Sarah Ockler


Anna is friends with Frankie and in love/friends with her older brother Matt. After her birthday party, Matt kisses her and everything changes, but they decide not to tell Frankie. Just as Matt is about to leave for a family vacation where he plans to tell Frankie about them, he dies in a car accident. Anna and Frankie survive and manage to cope. A year later, they're going back to the same vacation spot, Anna in Matt's place.

Frankie is changed though, obsessed with boys and experienced. She plots for them to find 20 potential boys for Anna to lose her Albatross (aka virginity) to. Anna does find a really potential boy in a native Californian named Sam, but will she be betraying Matt by doing anything with him?

I must say this book really surprised me. This really isn't my typical type of read, but I really fell in love with the story.

When reading this book, I was totally immersed in Anna's character. She had never told Frankie the secret Matt and her kept and she struggles with it every day. I felt for both characters and well, I was completely moved by this book. I didn't cry, but I was close. I suggest anyone looking for a great summer read to read this book!

5/5 Roses



If you haven't heard about the 20 Things in 20 Days Scavenger Hunt, you should check it out. It ends July 7th.

Also, I may give away my copy of this book next week sometime, so keep your eyes open for that contest.

Check out my current contest here for an ARC of Candle Man.

20 comments:

  1. I've heard about this book, but haven't had a chance to get my hands on it yet.

    I want to read to many books, they just tore down our library and my money supply is dwindling.

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  2. Book sounds great! Will add this one to my TBR pile!

    Debbie
    dcf_beth(at)verizon(dot)net

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  3. I love this book :) AND I got to meet Sarah Ockler at a local bookstore - it turns out she is from my area! She was so super nice.

    It was a really well written book and I think everyone should read it :)

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  4. I reallyyy want to read this one. The writing sounded excellent from the bit I read. :D

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  5. I've been reading some good reviews of this and I enjoyed your review as well -- it's nice to know that it surprised you -- I like that in a book!

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  6. "Albatross" is the strangest euphamism I've ever heard. :D

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  7. I'm so interested to know how Frankie reacts when Anna tells her the truth.

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  8. Sounds like a really good book, I can't wait to read this, thanks for the great review.

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  9. I love how the book almost made me cry ;P

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  10. I want to read this book so bad!
    I've tried to win it numerous times, with no luck and everytime I go to the bookstore, it is sold out! I'm starting to think I'm not meant to read this book, but I soooooo want too!

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  11. I've been really wanting to read this one! Everyone has said such great things about it. I can never seem to find it at the bookstore, though. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  12. Wow that sounds like a great read!

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  13. this sounds like a great book.can't wait to read it

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  14. looks interesting. might have to check it out.

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  15. I can't wait to read this! IT's been quite a while since I've been able to have a twenty boy summer (last year lol)

    xoxo Amy (Park-avenue Princess)

    Wonderful Review

    IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com

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  16. I've been wanting 2 read this one.

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  17. I've heard so much about this book...
    And great review. Very detailed:)

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  18. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com
    Cant wait to read this book thanks for the review;o)

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  19. I have this book, yey! I waited till it was on paperback. I hope I get a chance to read it soon. I've heard so many great things about it.
    Terrific review!! You made me even more excited to pick it up and start reading! :)

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