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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

THE SUMMER OF SKINNY DIPPING by Amanda Howells

THE SUMMER OF SKINNY DIPPING
Author: Amanda Howells
Source: Sourcebooks
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402238622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402238628
SYNOPSIS:
Sometimes I still wake up shivering in the early hours of the morning, drowning in dreams of being out there in the ocean that summer, of looking up at the moon and feeling as invisible and free as a fish. But I'm jumping ahead, and to tell the story right I have to go back to the very beginning. To a place called Indigo Beach. To a boy with pale skin that glowed against the dark waves. To the start of something neither of us could have predicted, and which would mark us forever, making everything that came after and before seem like it belonged to another life.

My name is Mia Gordon: I was sixteen years old, and I remember everything.

MY THOUGHTS:
I know you have probably heard this from other reviews, but don't let the carefree cover fool you.  This is a great emotional and deep read.  It's not all about fun and laughter in the summer time on the beach. The romance can be sweet and cute at times, but it also can be sad and heartbreaking as well.  It explores love, family secrets and growing up over a summer that will keep you thinking from page one up until the end. 

While I was not a huge fan of this book, it was still a good read.  The author tended to fill the pages with words at time that didn't really have to be there.  At times I even wanted to skip parts just to get it going again.  Yet, even with that problem, I still enjoyed finishing the book and getting the entire feel of the book.

A great beach read for romance lovers who don't want sex and steam, cute but not over done, and has a touch of real life teen drama.  Great for adults and young adults

MY RATING:


 
Okay book, but it left me wanting more! 3 STARS


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