"Twenty Boy Summer" A Must Read

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
As I said in the previous post, I had bought and was going to read Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. Now I know the I went a bit of a rant about the "wack-job" last time, so I'm going to try and avoid that now. But I will say that one of his problems with Twenty Boy Summer was that "the title sounds promiscuous". This book is anything but that. To me it's obvious that he reads a title, skims the book, and picks out parts to suit his judgemental decisions on a book.

But I digress. This book is a powerful and emotional read on a teen girl going through the loss of her first love. I think we can all relate that, even if our first love didn't die, we still can relate to the loss of them. To the loss of innocence.

This book is about grief, plain and simple, it is not about what to go do on weekends, or how to hook up with twenty boys in a summer. It is about two teenage girls learning how to live after losing someone they both loved.

I think anyone that has lost someone, whether in a tragic accident or not, would find something to relate to in this book. I definitely would recommend it. Just fair warning, have a box of tissues near by, you will cry.

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