Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Summer of Sloane - Released 5/3/16

I received this E-ARC via Disney Hyperion and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I do have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I "wished" for it on NetGalley and my wish was granted.  

I began this book, knowing that it was written for a teen genre.  I thought the story was very believable and well written, especially having two teenagers in my house at this point in time.  The book is written with those kids in mind.  

 Summer of Sloane is a coming of age story for Sloan and is primarily set in beautiful Hawaii.  She and her twin brother summer with their mother, who is a doctor in Hawaii, but attend high school in the Pacific Northwest where they live with their father.  Because of this rotation, they have friends in both areas -- coming to Hawaii for "this" summer, was already in the works when Sloane got crazy news from her best friend, and her boyfriend.  

I enjoyed the back and forth in this book; the story was entertaining and moved along quickly.  I even gave it to my teenage daughter to read - she loved it.  My daughter is not the quickest reader and tends to get bored easily, as do many teens these days.  She plowed through this book like a champ and loved how she "knew" where she was even though we've never even been to Hawaii.  

One thing that I may just not be on the cutting edge on was the partying going on in high school  While I don't turn my back on such matters, and hope that my kids will call me if they need a ride (as the mother offered on occasion in this book), it was one thing that I gave my daughter a disclosure on when I gave her the book.  

I would definitely recommend this book to others.  Thank you for the opportunity to read and review Summer of Sloane.