This summer, Summer's saying goodbye to her best friend, her secret crush and her single mom and is off on a trip of a lifetime to visit her estranged artist father in France. But right before she's about to board, her phone rings. Should she answer it? Either way, it's going to be a summer Summer will never forget. BUY HERE!
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all thoughts are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - This was the perfect summer read! Romance, friendship, family relationships and some drama was all wrapped up in this fantastic book by Aimee!
I was very intrigued once I started reading this book. As it is about a girl named Summer who makes a last minute decision of answering a phone. We follow both stories where she does answer and stays home and where she doesn't answer and heads to France. I thought that was a really interesting story line and I was hooked from the very beginning.
Summer is quite shy but she knows she wants to be a bit more out-going this summer. When we follow her in France she is nervous to see her dad again, loving the sights and food and a waiter at the local cafe isn't so hard on the eyes. She has to deal with her father's houseguest, including a teenage girl who hates her for no reason. Back home Summer has decided to take her aunties photography class and there she runs into an old crush and some new friends. Her best friend is off having a summer romance and she's starting to feel lonely and wondering what could have been if she went to France. But, at least she has the cute Hugh as her photography partner and things start looking up for her, until drama hits. Will this tear her family apart?
What I really liked about this book is how it was told. Each few chapters would be about her adventures in France then it would be a few chapters on her life back home. I also like how at certain points in the book, it would kind of be the same story-line. Even though they where both so different these things happened at the same time and I really like how Aimee did that.
I loved Summer. All she wants is to have a great summer. She will be turning 16 and she seems to have a really great time in both worlds. She becomes more out-going. She's able to speak up for herself and go for what she wants. Everything is changing for her and she doesn't know how to handle it at first but she grows in this story and tries her best and I really enjoyed reading both of her stories.
Aimee ended this book in the most perfect way but I could go for more from all of these characters! This was a brilliant book that I am going to recommend to everyone this summer!