Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Boys of Summer

 Title: The Boys of Summer
Author: C.J Duggan
It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.
To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget. It will be a summer she will always remember.


There's nothing better then a good summer read,except  reading a book that screams summer during winter.I'm in Chicago it's Janurary,cold and windy and while reading this book all i did was long for the summer time.
 Tess is best friends with Ellie and Adam and she comes off as the second banana to both of them Her best-friends convince her to get a summer job so they can all work together over the summer.As soon as Tess starts working at the hotel you know her summer is about to get interesting.From sneaking out to hang out with the Onslow boys, to growing as a person, the summer fun is just beginning!

I'm glad i decided to read The Summer Boys it was a bit slow in the beginning but picked up.Tess is a pretty likable main charecter who is kind,shy and just beginning to find her self in the story.Toby is a bit reserved and thoughtful he's very sexy and Tess has a major crush on him.I loved how the relationship of Tess and Toby grew it didn't seem overly cheesy it seemed natural and  It didn't really pick up the drama, till mid section of the book.The characters all seem so real and genuine my one of my favorites is Adam who is a complete sweetheart to Tess and the scene at the park made me wish i had a guy friend like him.The other favorite is Sean who i hope has a big part in the next book.

The cover is perfect for this book and conveys the message of summer time and love perfectly.I really enjoyed reading The Boys of Summer and can't wait for the next book in the series.Which is called An Endless Summer it takes place four years after The boys Of Summer and everyone's coming home!*Squeal*I can't wait to see how everyone turned out and if their all still friends.The Boys of Summer is easily up there with the likes of Jenny Han’s series, The Summer I Turned Pretty and the book Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah O.The book is a light read and I would highly recommend this one.4/5

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