Thursday, 8 March 2012

Book Review: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Book: Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler

Publication Date: June 1st 2009

Read from February 06 to 10, 2012

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Drama

Goodreads Summary:

"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?"

According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, 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 one year ago.

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.

My Views:

Let me start by saying that I was really looking forward to this book. I wanted to read it since it first came out. But, unfortunately I just didn't love this one. It was just blah! for me.

The plot is very interesting and the writing is brilliant in parts but i just didn't connected with the book at all and I hated some characters.

The Good:

  • I liked Anna as a character and I somewhat connected to her.
  • The story was interesting.
  • The writing was good and the only reason I finished the book.
  • The cover is gorgeous. 
The Bad:
  • The plot was ruined because the book seemed so long and draggy. 
  • I simply hated the character of Frankie. I hated it so much that I didn't even sympathized with her.
  • It didn't get Anna and Sam's relationship at all.
  • The grown up aspect of the book seemed childish and immature. 
Overall: 2/5  and a thumbs down

Writing: 3/5
Plot: 3/5
Characters: 2/5
Romance: 2/5
LoL Moments: 2/5
Cover: 4/5

Favorite Quote: “Weeping is not the same thing as crying, It takes your whole body to weep, and when it`s over, you feel like you don`t have any bones left to hold you up.” 

Favorite Character: Anna


  1. I've got this one since quite a long time but I'm not sure to begin it soon. I was already a little afraid to not like this book and if you say it's just blah... I'm not sure to have a good time with this novel. I'll read it one day but I don't know yet when.
    Great review. :)

    1. It was just not for me. I really wanted to like it though.