Summer Of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.
These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.
Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.
But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.
My Thoughts: I really thought this was really cute! We are introduced to Sloane who has dealt with quite the catastrophe at home so when she gets the chance to go to Hawaii, she jumps at the chance. Back home, her boyfriend got her best friend pregnant so Sloane is pretty upset.
Sloane gets to Hawaii with her twin brother Penn and she’s back with a group of friends. Some old, some new. She’s told herself she’s going to spend the summer relaxing and just being okay and not thinking about the drama back home.
Well, Sloane pretty much shuts herself off from home and meets a new guy. His name is Finn and he’s pretty dreamy. Finn is such a good guy. He has had his fair share of problems but he’s a good guy and he’s there for Sloane. Mostly.
I liked Finn, I really did but there were times I wasn’t so sure about him either. Even her best friend and ex were jerks but I kind of felt sorry for them at times too! Confusing!
I really loved the atmosphere of Hawaii! I just loved reading about it and all the details!
This is such a cute summer read.
Overall: I really liked this one a lot. I’d say it’s more of a 3.5 rating from me. I did enjoy it but at times I wanted to just know what was going to happen! It is kind of raw and gritty though!
Cover: Love it! I think its cute and one I’d pick up in the store!
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