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Title: Summer of Sloane
Author: Erin L. Schneider
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads): Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.
These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.
Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.
But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.
Summer of Sloane is the ultimate beach read, filled with drama and set in Hawaii. There is some really beautiful writing that makes the book so much more enjoyable. I am certain that this book will be in everybody’s beach bags this summer.
Summer of Sloane begins with a bang as Sloane discovers that her boyfriend cheated on her. With her best friend. In most books, the main character would have to face the two people that she is most angry with, but in this one, Sloane actually gets an immediate escape to Hawaii. I found this to be really interesting because it’s so different from anything I’ve ever read. Sloane gets the chance to start the summer fresh, away from her exes and make some new friends.
I absolutely loved the Hawaiian setting in Summer of Sloane. Of course, living in Canada, I don’t see too much tropical weather, but the way that the setting is described in the book made me feel like I was actually there. I especially loved the way that the hotel, the pools, and the sunny weather were described. I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, and just reading about the ocean and the tropical flowers made me want to go even more!
The writing in Summer of Sloane is really vivid. There is a lot of character development, even the side characters, and you really get to know them as you progress through the book. Even the descriptions of the scene and the bonfire parties are incredible. Reading this book is a true experience that is really easy to appreciate.
Summer of Sloane is very dramatic read set in lush Hawaii. The writing is beautiful and very descriptive. I would recommend this book to everybody, as it is perfect for the summer.