Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares...

...Hilary did a book review of "The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares awhile ago on her blog. I put it on my to-read list but never followed through. Then she had a sale and I snatched the book up and I loved it!

The general overview from the back of the book, "Riley and Alice, two sisters now in their twenties, and as fiercely different as they are loyal, have spent every summer at their parents' modest beach house. And every summer growing up, there is also Paul, a close friend to both girls. Now, after three years away from the island, he's come back. But his return marks a season of change, of unspoken attractions, tragedy, and deep secrets that will launch three friends into an unfamiliar adult world, from which their summer haven can no longer protect them."

Okay, so the book started a little slow then got hot and heavy then slow again and I found myself skimming to find out what was going to happen with Paul and Alice! I hate how books have two characters that are interested in each other but afraid to go after it then they do then they get ripped apart only to wind up together in the end but I guess if it didn't have the conflict and drama then it really wouldn't be a book now would it? Sorry I just kind of gave it away. Brashares did a great job of getting the reader interested in the characters. I found myself wanting to yell at them-quit being so stubborn!!! Or, for the love, just tell him! I would definitely recommend this book but remember, it goes a little slow at times.

I'm debating what book to start next so let me know what you're reading and if you'd recommend it. I have a lot of time off in December so I'm hoping to knock out a few books on my book stand.

4 comments :

Teenage Bride said...

I love to read warm fuzzy books in the winter haha. Bit I also like to match the season to the seasons in the books I read haha... werid I know

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I just finished another book my her that I loved, "My Name is Memory." I'll add this to my list!

Adie said...

You did a great job of recapping the book. Sounds like a great book! I will have to check it out.

Julie said...

I just picked up "Mini Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella and "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks for my train ride up to Chicago. I'll let you know how they are :)