Author: Sarah Ockler
Age Group: Older Teens
# of Pages: 290
My Rating: 5/5
Anna's best friend, Frankie, is determined that they will both have a fantastic summer at Zanzibar Bay. With twenty days there, their plan (or more like Frankie's) is to have a fling with twenty different guys.
Anna is not too keen with this idea. What her BFF doesn't know is that she still loves Matt, Frankie's older brother who tragically died the year before. Planning to keep this a secret, Anna will go with Frankie's plan to keep her happy. What she does not expect is this trip will change her perspective on everything...
After I finished this novel, I was like, "Why did I not read this earlier??" As you can tell, this novel takes place in the summer and Sarah Ockler made it the perfect summer read. Sitting in my room with the heater on as winter was going to stay for another few months, I was swept away into the gentle breeze and soft sand where I followed Anna through her journey of grief, friendship and forgiveness.
Anna is a character that is definitely relatable to the female audience. She had a hard time forgetting the guy she first loved and was afraid to expose the secret that would hurt her friend. She had her ups and downs in life and she tried to cope with it, even though it was hard on her because every time she remembered Matt, she wanted to cry. Her emotions were very honest and the reader could easily connect with her.
Even though the story just followed the events of Anna and Frankie, they kept me turning the pages because I absolutely loved its voice. I recommend this novel to those who are looking for a romantic read that also deals with friendship and honesty.
Won ARC copy from Books By Their Cover.