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It’s been F_O_R_E_V_E_R

It’s been so long since I have posted, let alone logged in. When there’s not much followers, it’s hard to be motivated to write. 🙂
But I want to make it a point to post at least once a week from now on.
It was a busy month for me, but it is starting to settle down now. It’s been one of those months where you want to read but you can’t find the time to do so. I hate those months. Lol.
I got to spend time with my fiancee’s kids for a week, which was great. We all had a fun time. I decided to go back to school and start taking medical classes. I am currently taking on medical terminology, online of course. 😉
I am currently in the middle of reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. This book really has me turning the pages. If you are an animal lover you may like this book. The family dog is the narrator, so it’s all through his point of view. So far it’s great and I can’t wait to finish it soon!

Twenty Boy Summer

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

“What is the statute of limitations on feeling guilty for cheating on a ghost?” Anna writes in her journal, or rather, writes to Matt, her first true love and her best friend Frankie’s brother. More than a year has passed since Matt’s sudden death, and all that time Anna has kept her brief relationship with Matt a secret from Frankie. Matt had planned to tell his sister but died before he had the opportunity. Now, while on a beach vacation with Frankie’s family, Anna finds herself falling for cute, sensitive Sam against her will—if she can love someone else, does that mean she no longer loves Matt? Anna approaches this issue and other big questions with the insight and maturity that come when a young person loses someone he or she cares deeply about. Anna’s authentic voice and some lyrical writing will satisfy fans of Sarah Dessen, while the mix of romance, drama, and tragedy will be a draw for teen readers of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult. Grades 9-11. –Heather Booth –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review

“[A] sincere, romantic tearjerker. Readers will easily relate to Anna’s authentically depicted feelings of lust, longing, shame and fear as she cautiously embarks on a new summer love.” (Kirkus Reviews )

“This is smoothly written and romantic as all get out….ideal for readers looking for romance salted with a bit of tears as well as a bit of sea air.” (BCCB )

Product Description

“Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Okay.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie—she’s already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

About the Author

Sarah Ockler wrote and illustrated her first book at age six–an adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. Still recovering from her own adolescence, Sarah now writes for young adults. While nomadic at heart, she currently lives in Upstate New York with her husband Alex and an ever-expanding collection of sea glass.