As Summer is now in full swing (pfft what summer?), oh so many summer YA contemporary books are steadily being released and flying off the shelves.
Two Summers is a YA contemp I just know will be one of those flying!
I was luckily sent a copy of Two Summers in exchange for an honest review from Olivia over at Scholastic. I also was given the chance to be a part of a blog tour for the book- which I was overjoyed at!
When Summer Everett’s dad asks her to stay with him in France for the summer she jumps at the chance. But when her phone rings just as she’s about to board she’s left with the inevitable question…
Do I answer?
In Two Summers we find out what happens when she answers and what happens when she doesn’t.
But in both she will fall in love and discover more about herself that she didn’t know existed. But something is on course to break her; a family secret that she can’t hide from. This summer, the truth might be just what Summer needs the most.
Usually, I steer clear of any cutesy romance-y type book. Like I’m a lover of the romance novels but in YA sometimes they can go incredibly cliche and just uhhh within seconds of the book being opened.
I was initially drawn to this book because it’s like The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. Where by making one decision you change your destiny. Two Summers is very similar to this and in a YA book it was wholly refreshing.
What makes this YA even more perfect (like it could get anymore perfect), is the fact that the book isn’t entirely focused on a romance, I mean sure it has it but there is focus on her friendship with her best friend Ruby, which is what a lot of YA books are starting to do. Which is what we need!!! We have our love books we need more books about friendship!!
I did however have a bit of a hard time getting into the book but I was just coming out of a reading slump so forgive me! I did however find that once into the book I really enjoyed it.
I thoroughly enjoyed Summer’s story and truly could not pick which I preferred most. It was like reading 2 different books! Although I have a sneaky feeling that Friedman wants us to want the French summer more!
Although I had some minor issues with her parents (like seriously grow up. Don’t you want your kid to have a healthy relationship with her father??) I really enjoyed the book.
Aimee Friedman is an exceptional author and very talented to be able to weave a story such as Two Summers. The concept of the two summers and how one tiny detail can change everything really shone through here. I look forwards to reading more of her work!