Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

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DNF at 33%

Guys, I’m so annoyed at myself! I’ve made it the whole way to September without DNF a book and now I did it too a book, which is nowhere near the worst book I’ve read this year!

This book starts off with a horrible event happening in the protagonists, Anna’s, life and then for the first 100 pages (about when I DNF) she is mourning, and her family and friendship dynamics have changed, and she’s generally trying to live her life.

The reason I DNF, isn’t because it was badly written or unoriginal, because believe me I’ve powered through some pretty shocking books this year. The reason I DNF was because I just could not connect to the story or Anna at all. I’ve never lost someone I love so, to me at least, reading 100 pages of mourning without having a connection to the person the character is mourning because they died before the reader could really even get to know them, was just pretty boring and repetitive. And since I wasn’t liking it I was finding excuses not to read, and I didn’t want it to turn into a reading slump just because I was avoiding this book. Plus I was waiting for these twenty boys I was promised and they never happened! They must’ve been in the second two thirds.

I’m not going to write this book off as never picking it up again, because I’ve heard it’s actually a pretty good book, so I’ll definitely be picking it up in the future and trying to read to the end.

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About Amy

I'm an 20 year old uni student who majors in procrastinating. It's wonderful really - many a great read was read because of it.

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