It’s been so long since Auden
slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started.
Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new
family in the charming beach town where they live.
A job in a clothes
boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship,
their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter
to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow
insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together
they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage
life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for
the death of a friend.
In her signature
pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people
learning to connect
Okay, so I know many people have said this book is too cute,
too sappy and far too cliché. I think you’re totally wrong. This book is by far
the best book Sarah Dessen has written, it is full of the quirkiness and sappiness
The story starts off with Auden taking the decision to go
and stay with her dad in Colby, her dad is writing a book and has no time for
her and her step mother has just give birth to Auden’s little sister, they have
no time to be watching a 16(I think) year old. Yet she goes and stays with her
dad. This is the best decision she has made. So she is staying with her dad for
the summer and within a few days, she is roped into working at her step mums
shop. Her step mums shop is everything Auden isn’t, girly. It soon becomes
clear that the co-workers like Auden and she feels comfortable with herself and
her new friends. Whilst all of this is going on, her mother keeps trying to get
in touch and she’s the reason Auden came to her dads, to be away from her mum
for a while. To cut a long story short, Auden crosses paths with a totally hot
teenage boy called Eli and they fall for each other, Eli brings Auden out of
her shell and it’s something that she really needed. Throw in a jealous ex,
some turbulent issues and you have yourself a sappy, cliché contemporary book
that you will dearly love.
I have read this book so many times I have lost count, yes I
know the plot inside out and yes, I can quote it. This book is by far my
favourite book I have ever read. The characters are amazing, there is a drool
worthy hot Eli and a quirky brother Ellis who will leave you laughing so hard
tears will be rolling down your cheek. The plot is amazing, the writing style
is amazing. I just love this book so so much. If you’re looking for a cute
summer read then this is the book for you, it’s very hard to put down and I know
I will be re-reading this sometime in the upcoming month.