Tuesday, January 3, 2017

ARC Review: Someone Else's Summer by Rachel Bateman

30285632Someone Else's Summer by Rachel Bateman

Anna's always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm's summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever—which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm's list along with her sisters best friend Cameron—the boy next door—who knew that Storm's dream summer would eventually lead to Anna's own self-discovery?

Pages: 320
Format: E-Book
Published By: Running Press Kids
Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book free to read and review, thanks to Netgalley and Running Press Kids.


Someone Else's Summer is beautiful and tragically sad, and one that evoked many emotions throughout the story for me: happiness, sorrow, and even anger (I won't be getting into my anger much - Anna's friends were the main culprit of that emotion). Someone Else's Summer is the book that might require a box of tissues next to you as you read it.

Anna was a well-written character. A character with flaws, and some room to grow throughout the story. She wasn't perfect, which made her more relateable. I also really enjoyed her relationship with Cameron. I think there relationship was a nice change from what is expected, at least for me, in a YA book.

The plot of Someone Else's Summer was original. I've read road trip books before, but the focus of Rachel Bateman's novel isn't on the road trip itself but on the completion of Storm's bucket list, and the experience of doing one final last thing for Storm. The story itself was kind of slow, but that was something that I was expecting.

1 comment:

  1. I love sister books but this one sounds sad. Still going to give it a go! The cover is beautiful.