Tuesday, May 7

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howard

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howard
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304

Summary: For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.

Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.

When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.

But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.

A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.

My Thoughts: Cricket, what a cool name! We are introduced to Cricket who has a mother she lives with and a father who barely knows her. He has another family now.  Cricket spends most of her time with her best friend Jules' family. Jules has a mother, father, and a younger brother named Zack, the traditional family in Cricket’s mind.  She eats dinner with them, even has spent Christmas with them.

When Cricket is put into a rough spot concerning her best friends family, she is shut out. Jules just can’t handle having Cricket around and Cricket just wants to be there for her. She even gets a job in Nantucket for the summer. She thinks its a good idea since Jules will be there also.

Things don’t go as planned and Cricket has to find a place to stay and a place in her heart to accept the way things are now.

Cricket also connects with a boy this summer. She falls in love with him. He gives her feelings she’s never had before even if at times they are confusing.

I won’t say much else, I don’t want to ruin this one. I really loved it. I loved the story line. I loved how Cricket had to grow up a little bit and learn more about herself.  And I just love the guy she’s in love with! Whohooo!!

Overall: Loved it! Be sure to pick up this debut as soon as you can! This is one you won’t want to miss out on! I loved Cricket’s story and I will be reading more from this author when she writes another novel!

Cover: Sweet! Its super cute and super romantic. I would grab this up in a second.

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