Lovestruck Summer by Melissa C. Walker
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (May 5, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061715867
- ISBN-13: 978-0061715860
Austin music fest
Yay, summer in Austin!
Good food, good times. Fun for everyone!
Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny," is not exactly what I had in mind.
All your favorite bands
But the cute musicians I've met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon.
All ages welcome
So why can't I stop thinking about Penny's friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang??
Saturday & Sunday, from noon to midnight
Don't wait up!
As many of us, she has a habit of evaluating others based on their appearances and looks, only worse. She always makes an adverse judgment or opinion about someone beforehand, without examining the facts. This makes her character to appear snobbish and vain. But after a series of events, she admits her negative behaviours and starts to open her mind and discover her true self. I enjoy observing her inner growth and the changes that she is willing to undergo to gain back the attention of the boy whom she has fallen in love with eventually.
Although the plot is predictable, and the events that take place lack surprise, I still liked it for some reasons. First of all, some of the dialogues are humorous. I could see that Melissa is a witty author by her way of writing. Next, I was able to identify with Quinn, who was a lover of music and a spunky person. Another thing is that some of the scenes are quite sweet and romantic.
As a conclusion, teens who enjoy Chick lit and fans of Tamara Summers will most likely find this book lovely!
Notes: Lovestruck Summer has some kissing scenes, but there's nothing overboard. There's a part mentioning a boy-sleepover, but there's no further explanation or graphic description. Recommended to teenagers above 15 years of age.
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