Summer of Sloane by Erin L Schneider
Publisher: Disney- Hyperion
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Soure: Library Book
Link to the author: http://www.erinlschneider.com/
Secrets, Summer, Twins, Hawaii, Beach, Escape, Friends, Betrayal, Love, Forgiveness
I loved this book, and it’s the second time this year that I couldn’t put down a contemporary! I read it in two days and my only regret is not waiting for summer to read this story. I could practically smell the sun screen and it definitely made me want to have a bonfire on the beach and take surfing lessons.
Sloane is about to spend the summer at her mother’s home in Hawaii when her best friend and her boyfriend turn her world upside down. Hurt and confused, Sloane is more than happy to leave Seattle and her problems behind for the care-free fun of a summer spent on the beach. The funny thing about your problems is they find you no matter where you run and soon Sloane has to face her life back in Seattle and ask herself if life can ever be the same again.
This was a fun and fast read. I expected it to have some common tropes, but instead, I found it refreshing and unexpected. I hate high school tropes and often DNF because of them, so I can guarantee you won’t find them here. The whole story read very organically. In some ways, it was a typical fluffy summer read, but I think it asked some very serious questions and had some depth to it as well. What do you do when the person you turn to is the person who hurt you? When someone commits the ultimate betrayal, can you forgive them? Should you?
I like that in the end, everything isn’t fixed. Sometimes things can’t be fixed and we have to deal with that and still find a way to move on.
There was a lot of miscommunication in the story and Sloane learns that you need to get the full story before you act. That you can’t let the past affect your judgment in the present. That sometimes things aren’t black and white, right and wrong. I think a lot of teens Sloanes age are facing those thoughts and dilemmas for the first time so I think the author did a good job of relating to her audience.
Definitely, recommend if you are in the need for summer feels.