title: Sixteenth summer
Author: Michelle Dalton
publication date: May 3 2011
Anna is dreading another tourist-filled summer on 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 that the days 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….
This book was a light, lovely summer love story. This book has a common plot. Yet I love them all, even with the same love stories that is all sweet at first, then they get mad and break up and then make up and have a happy ending. There all the same, but different.
Anna lives on Dune Island with her family; she works at her family’s popular ice cream parlor as much as she can, when she’s not working she’s spends the rest of her time with her friends, Sam and Caroline. Up until recently they were the three musketeers, nothing could get them apart, they were together 24/7. Then out of nowhere her two best friends become a couple and she all of the sudden feels like the third wheel.
Anna isn’t interested in any of the local boys that inhabit Dune Island; she has known them all from kindergarten, she doesn’t think that she should be tied down to any boy anyways; she’ll be done with school soon anyway.
Then she meets Will, Swoon worthy Will. Anna has never seen him before, he isn’t a local, and he’s from New York. She sees him around a couple of times before she asked him out, they start dating and soon they are both head over heels in love with each other. There’s just one problem, Will leaves at the end of the summer. Anna can’t take the heart ache of knowing he’s going to be gone at the end of summer. Things change and things may not work out between the two.
I loved the connection between Will and Anna but felt like it lacked Will’s side of the story, I would have loved it more if it has point of view from both Anna and Will. That way we could have gotten to know Will just a little bit more.
Sixteenth summer is a sweet lovey dovey romance that will have you wishing you could have something that special between someone ( if you don’t already), this was a great and fast read and I recommend taking this book with you this summer vacation!