Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Release Date: April 19th, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?
Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive....
Not your typical beach read. - Goodreads.com
I read this book in just a few hours time. Mrs. Moskowitz has a very unique writing style that made the book very hard to put down. However, I didn’t really care about any of the characters. The one exception would be the main characters brother, Gideon, who is deaf. Having an autistic niece, there’s something about a child with a disability that always pulls at my heartstrings. I really loved his character.
There is a lot of foul language in the book, which is a bit of a turnoff. I am not a prude at all, I know people curse, especially tweens and teens. However, with this being a YA book, I felt there was a bit too much. There are also some sexual references that are really more for an adult book than a YA book. (Again, I’m not trying to be a prude!)
Overall, this was a good, albeit emotional read. I’m sure everyone else will love the book. It was just ok for me.