Monday, April 18, 2011

Review: Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz

Invincible Summer
Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Release Date: April 19th, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9781442407510

Available for Purchase at:
B&N | Amazon | Simon & Schuster

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

My Review:

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.
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12 comments:

  1. I've just added this book to my wishlist .. Thanks for the review ;)

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  2. I love how honest you were in this review. I had been debating about picking this one up and this review will help! Thanks for the great review as always.

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  3. Grrr, I just can't decide if I want to read this or not!

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  4. I've been seeing this book around lately and haven't decided if I want to read it but it sounds like an easy read. :)

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  5. I've been reading a lot reviews and they are a bit lukewarm. I enjoyed reading your opinion on the matter though, good review.

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  6. Every time I read a review of this book, I want to grab it in the next second. Sadly, I somehow always have something started. Sigh.
    And about sexuality in YA literature... I've noticed the "no sexual content" rule slowly shifting these past few years. Some things, some allusions or flat-out descriptions that would have never gotten through the editing process a few years ago are now considered normal. Which I'm okay with. But I think it can be both good and very dangerous, depending on how the author is portraying sexuality.
    But I'm getting of topic. Wow, I do that a lot today.
    Great review :)

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  7. It's funny how sometimes you just HAVE to keep reading a book, even when you don't really like the characters- it's some kind of curious, indefinable quality in the writing, isn't it? I know exactly what you mean.

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  8. When I first saw this book, I thought it was a summer kind of read. I've heard it's rather emotional. The cover doesn't make it appear that way at all! Sounds really interesting. I like all the different kind of characters.

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  9. I'm curious about this book, but I don't feel like I HAVE to read it. From all the reviews I've read, I just can't get over the fact that the cover kind of gives the wrong impression and you aren't the first to mention the foul language thing.

    Thanks for review Christy. With so many books I'm eager to read, I'm glad to know I can wait on this one.

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  10. The cussing turned me off too, but the message was beautiful. I just finished reading this book, and I was one of those who loved it. I agree with you on everything though. Invincible Summer, as I can see, has been a hit and miss with people. Great review though!

    Also, I've just started a YA review blog. If you have time, stop by and read my review on Invincible Summer :)

    From,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  11. I didn't enjoye this one too much, to me it was ok, too. It felt like this one was part of a trilogy and one forgot to wrote the 1st one( where characters are really introduced and attached to the reader) and the 3rd (where is the satisfying ending in which all characters are included?!).

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