Published by Hyperion on May 3, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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This was a fun, quick read! I read Summer of Sloane in an afternoon, and it was a great escape, making this a perfect beach read. I loved that this story took place in Hawaii; the beautiful descriptions made me feel like I was on summer vacation along with Sloane.
Summer of Sloane is about friendship, making mistakes, taking responsibility for your choices, forgiveness, and overcoming fears. I was quickly pulled into this story, and had a hard time putting the book down. Well-written, with a great cast of characters, I quickly became wrapped up in the drama. I really liked Sloane, and thought she handled the betrayal of her life-long best friend and boyfriend well. I loved that with the encouragement of her mother, she was determined to have a summer for herself – to make decisions based on her own happiness, not of others.
I really enjoyed the family dynamics, especially between Sloane and her twin brother Penn. Finn was swoon-worthy, and I liked watching Sloane’s relationship with him develop. I did feel that the drama went a little over the top about 3/4 of the way through the book, there was just so much going on – with all the characters – sex, cheating, an abundance of underage drinking, hook ups, etc. That said, I thought this was a fun read!
Isn’t the cover gorgeous?! The cover is what first drew me to this story, and it did not disappoint! I look forward to reading more from Erin L. Schneider.
About Erin L. Schneider
Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu, and – although Hawaiian – should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.
Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.
3 Finished Copies of SUMMER OF SLOANE (US Only)