Publication date: April 19th, 2011
Source: ARC received from Simon Pulse. Thank you.
Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive..
Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?
Invincible Summer is completely different from what I expected. When I look at the cover I think summertime fun, romance, a story told from a girl's perspective. But I couldn't be more wrong. Incivible Summer is a powerful and HEARTBREAKING story about family.
It is told from Chase's point of view, the second eldest in a family of five children, over the period of four summers, set at their beach house. Chase is an outstanding character. So well fleshed out. He is a character you really feel for and just want to hug and never let go. Chase has so much weight and responsibility on his shoulders for somebody of his age.
The rest of Chase's family I have mixed feelings towards. Loved Claudia and Gideon. Noah would make me mad and then I would love him again the next minute. And Chase's parents annoyed me and I would love to rant on about them but I don't want to spoil the book. They are parents who need to be more responsible for taking care of their children and their own actions. But no matter how I feel towards the characters, they were all believable and well written.
Invincible Summer plot deals with some compelling family issues head on. Moskowitz writing is raw and gritty. It gets under you skin and will cause an emotional reaction. Whether it be tears or anger. Both for me.
There is one thing that bother me a little, the ending. I wanted better closure with their relationship with the Hathaways (neighbours). But then I guess everything doesn't always get sorted out in real life.
Overall, Invincible Summer is a really good but intense read. I recommend it to fans of contemps who like their stories a little edgy and very emotional.
Overall rating: 4/5
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