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….
Publishes: May 3rd 2011
Source: Simon Galley Grab
Stand alone novel
Sixteenth Summer is a perfect beach read. It has fun and easy to relate to characters and it perfectly sums up a summer love.
Anna is a good main character, she had her own quirks that made her unique, but her voice is good. Ms. Dalton is able to remind me of those feelings as Anna is experiencing them.
Caroline is a great best friend, and I love the bond and history that they have as well as the addition of Sam, as a good example of how boys and girls can actually be just friends (Sam and Anna) and how it can develop into something deeper (Sam and Caroline) but I also like with Sam and Caroline they had to learn all over again how to be together, because they were trying to hard to make something perfect that was making them unhappy when what made them happy was basically the way that things were before.
Will is dreamy, sensitive, awkward and charming. He plays his role in the book well, and I found myself falling for him just like Anna.
Without being too spoilery, I really like how they were realistic about their futures, even though they're hopeful.
So, if you're looking for a light and fun summer read, you have it here with Sixteenth Summer.
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