Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication: January 7, 2014
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Jolene Perry's THE SUMMER I FOUND YOU, about a teenage girl trying to cope with her new diagnosis of type one diabetes and a teenage male veteran who is learning how to embrace his new life after losing an arm, who come together by using each other as an escape, only to discover through love and struggle that your life is what you make of it.
Thanks to Netgalley for providing me an eARC copy of this novel!
Before reading this book, I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. To me, this was just an ordinary romance novel that I would go through, but boy was I wrong! This novel made me feel the feels, and that's what great romance novels are made of.
This novel revolves around Kate and Aiden's story - how they both used each other for escapes at first, and how their relationship slowly blossomed more than that to friendship, then eventually to love. The romance in this novel is really great and I love how Jolene Perry wrote it and the whole novel. The pacing was okay, and so is the flow of the story. This book, along with Stir Me Up, just made me addicted and drawn to marine romance novels out there, so if you know any good ones, feel free to recommend them to me! *winks*
There was one thing though. Or actually there are two. The first is that, I don't get the title of this book. It says "The Summer I Found You", but they didn't meet each other in the summer, I think? (Correct me if I'm wrong on this one, please.) The second one is that, I don't get why Kate's diabetes was that big of a deal. I know two people who have diabetes, and it's not really that dramatic.
These are the points that prevent me from giving this book a full five stars, but aside from that , I really liked the story, so I'm giving it four stars! I hope you guys will give this book a chance despite all the negative reviews, because I truly enjoyed reading this one! :)
"Sometimes it's easier to pretend like it's no big deal if there's no way to hide it."
Labels: 4.5 Stars, ARC Review, Contemporary, Netgalley, Romance, Young Adult