Ever since Sarah was born, she’s lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Scarlett. But this summer on Cape Cod, she’s determined to finally grow up. Then she meets gorgeous college boy Andrew. He sees her as the girl she wants to be. A girl who’s older than she is. A girl like Scarlett.
Before she knows what’s happened, one little lie has transformed into something real. And by the end of August, she might have to choose between falling in love, and finding herself.
Fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins are destined to fall for this story about how life and love are impossible to predict.
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 30th 2015 by Harper Teen
**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Harper Teen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication data is June 30th 2015**
This is a story that took me back to the kind of stories I used to read back when I was actually of the age that this is marketed for. A story figuring out the difference between who you want to be and who your really are and first love. What combination is better?
I really enjoyed the inner battle that Sarah had with herself as she tried to figure out who she was. How many of us girls/women have taken a period of reflection after a break-up? I know I have however Sarah took it to a whole other level. Given her age this was a completely believable reaction in my opinion.
The age difference between Sarah and Andrew was a little bit uncomfortable however it was the basis of the whole lie that became this story. Their love story was somewhat innocent (however I would not recommend this story for the younger YA audience) and it was really sweet. I particularly like the message that was delivered that Andrew appreciated Sarah for who she really was and not who she was trying to br.
I can't say a whole lot more without giving away some of the plot details. This story was a gem about growing up and discovering who you are and for that I really enjoyed it. I also felt that the way it wrapped up in the end was completely appropriate for what had transpired. I definitely recommend this read.
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