I just finished Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton! It was sooo good! Here’s a little blurb to hook you:
One unforgettable summer.
Anna is dreading another tourist-filled summer at Dune Island that follows the same routine: beach, ice cream, friends, repeat. That is, until she locks eyes with Will, the gorgeous and sweet guy visiting from New York. Soon her summer is filled with flirtatious fun as Anna falls head over heels in love.
But with every perfect afternoon, sweet kiss, and walk on the beach, Anna can’t ignore the days that are quickly growing shorter, and Will has to leave at the end of August. Anna’s never felt anything like this before, but when forever isn’t even a possibility, one summer doesn’t feel worth the promise of her heart breaking… ~Thanks to the Simon & Schuster PulseIt online Reader
This book was pretty much just a romance novel, but it was a good romance novel. It explored the love of having and the pain of parting, as well as the value of having memories that last forever, despite the fact that the relationship couldn’t. I loved how Anna and Will has personalities – this wasn’t a cheesy, happy-go-lucky story. Ending was heartbreaking; I loved this couple so much! I hated to see anything bad happen to them.
There was also the fact there Dalton wrote a successing novel, but I don’t know if it’s the same characters or not. It’s called Seventeenth Summer, so I hope to read that soon. But you should know – I’ve collected a list of books and actually wrote them down instead of trying to remember, and I have over 5 hundred to read. Soooo, maybe next year I’ll have a shorter one (LOL).
Really have to read my summer reading but still have an unread book on my Nook,