bookgirl94, June 5, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
Sarah Dessen books are amazing and this was just as good as the others. It was wonderfully written and a great summer book read filled with interesting characters.
Following her parents' bitter divorce, Auden has the chance to spend the summer with her dad and his new family in a charming beach town. There she meets Eli, and together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree life she's been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.
In her eleventh novel, Sarah Dessen returns to the beach town of Colby, setting of some of her best-loved books. Emaline is a Colby native, and so summer at the beach for her means hard work and a new population of beach goers. During this, her last summer before college, Emaline meets Theo while working for her familys rental business. Hes a city boy whos come to Colby as the assistant to a high-strung documentary filmmaker whos in town to profile a reclusive local artist. Emaline knows hes not her type, but she cant help feeling drawn to him. And as their relationship develops, Emaline finds herself questioning her own goals, values, and choices in this classic Dessen romance.
A New York Times bestseller
Up all night.
Nights have always been Audens time, her chance to escape everything thats going on around her.
Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide.
Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen. . . .
As with all Dessens books, [this] is a must-have” —VOYA, starred review
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