Twenty Boy Summer

By Sarah Ockler
(Little, Brown Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316051590, 290pp.)

Publication Date: June 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“Anna and Frankie are looking for a summer fling in California -- but they are still grieving for Matt, who was Frankie's brother and Anna's secret boyfriend. As Anna tries to shoulder Frankie's grief, and her own, the secret of her romance with Matt threatens to destroy their friendship. This book has all the things you want in YA fiction: a secret, a romance, a friendship, and great writing.”
-- Jake Hallman, A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA


Description
""Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.""
""Okay.""
""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 ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever 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 SarahOckler.com and find her on Twitter and Facebook.
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