Jul 23, 2016

Summer Of Sloane.

summer of Sloane.
Erin l. Schneider.

Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: May 3,2016
Genre: YA  Contemporary Romance. 
Format|Pages: Hardcover|291.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

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 


When I picked up SUMMER OF SLOANE I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have been curious about it since I came across the book couple months earlier, the cover is what captured my attention first. Then I read the summary and it sounded interesting enough to me. Plus it takes place in Hawaii, one of the places that I had always wanted to visit. I read few mixed reviews about the book, but I was curious enough that I had to check the book out. I’m glad that I did and reading it I found myself wishing that I picked up the copy sooner. SUMMER OF SLOANE didn’t have a single moment where it didn’t have your attention, at least not for me. There was always something going on, from start till the end. I had ended up staying up till almost 1am last night because I found myself unable to put it down, I kept on telling myself one more chapter and before I knew it, was 3 hours later. I was sucking into Sloane’s story and I couldn’t force myself to put it down till I knew how it ended. I hoped that she had happy ending, considering everything that she went through, I don’t even know how she handled it all, I would had a breakdown a long time ago. Sloane might not thought so, but she was strong. She handled it better than I would had if I was in her situation.

There was a connection between Finn and Sloane from moment that two of them met. I felt like Sloane didn’t want to admit it at first, because of what happened between her and Tyler. Her and Tyler, they had a bond and loved each other and I know that it was not emotion that you could just turn off. Even if I haven’t been in Sloane’s situation, I felt as I have because I could feel all emotions that she was feeling, the pain, betrayal. Her emotions were so well portrayed, I felt like I was there along with her, feeling all the pain, betrayal and confusion that she felt. I am actually glad that she found Finn, and after what happened with Tyler I know she was more reserved but I am glad that two of them found each other. The two of them needed each other. I could tell that for the first time since everything happened, Sloane was happy. She was happy when she was with Finn. Most of the scenes between two of them had me smiling. I liked fact that their relationship was at slow pace, it made their friendship and later their relationship real.

At first I disliked both Tyler and Mick, and there were times where I wondered if Tyler was telling truth, about not having feelings for her, or he was just trying get himself out of trouble. Expect way that he kept texting her, every single day, emailing. Who comes out all that way to see someone, to talk to them? I knew, that he loved her. I could hear it in his voice, in a way that he talked to her. Despite what he did was wrong, I felt sorry for him and I couldn’t find it in me to dislike him, I just couldn’t. As for Mick, she’s one character I never learned to like, especially after what she said at hospital, even after Sloane came all way from Hawaii to see her, to make sure that she was okay. I wanted to talk some sense into her. Mia was a better friend to Sloane that Mick was. I felt bad for Sloane, she lost two people. I couldn’t help but wonder what happened after, if they ever got things back to way they were, but there was part of me that knew it wasn’t possible. THE SUMMER OF SLOANE is a novel that you will find reading till you reach the end.

A heart aching, striking debut novel.


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