Twenty Boy Summer

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Twenty Boy Summer

By Sarah Ockler

Little Brown and Company, Paperback, 9780316051583, 290pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010

""Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.""
""Promise me? Promise you won't say anything?""
""Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?""
According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.
Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.

About the Author
Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of "#scandal", "The Book of Broken Hearts", "Bittersweet", "Fixing Delilah", and "Twenty Boy Summer". Her books have received numerous accolades, including ALA s Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls Life Top 100 Must Reads, Indie Next List, and nominations for YALSA Teens Top Ten, and NPR s Top 100 Teen Books. She lives in Washington with her husband, Alex. Visit her at and find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Praise For Twenty Boy Summer

"[A] sincere, romantic tearjerker. Readers will easily relate to Anna's authentically depicted feelings of lust, longing, shame and fear as she cautiously embarks on a new summer love."
-Kirkus Reviews

"This is smoothly written and romantic as all get out....ideal for readers looking for romance salted with a bit of tears as well as a bit of sea air."