Review: Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

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Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.

These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.

Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.

But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Sloane gets the biggest shock of her life when her best friend McKinley tells her important news.  Sloane’s world completely falls apart.  The best thing for her is the summer she and her brother, Penn, are spending in Hawaii with their mother.
Her mother suggests it be the summer of Sloane.  She needs to forget all the drama she left behind and enjoy herself.  Sloane is determined to do just that but those at home won’t let her be.  She does her best to ignore them and focus on her friends and newest acquaintance, Finn.  Sloane is slowly leaving things behind her and is the happiest she has been in a while.  She and Finn grow closer together as the summer progresses.
Then a call is received about McKinley.  Sloane rushes home to face the drama she left behind and leaves pieces laying at her feet as everything seems to implode.  What is she to do now?
I loved this book.  You could instantly feel Sloane’s shock and complete devastation.  The author did a great job setting the tone of the story.  The story is realistic and Sloane could be any girl you know.  It’s believable and you become her new friend as the story evolves.  Everything that happens and the conclusions she jumps to are understandable even if inaccurate at times.

Her reactions are ones you can relate to as the author throws things at her.  I also like that there is an awesome ending just not necessarily the one you would have thought at first.  Loved it.  I give it a 5 out of 5.

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