4/5, review copy, YA

Review: ENDLESS SUMMER (THE BOYS NEXT DOOR and ENDLESS SUMMER) by Jennifer Echols

65431003From the back of the book:

Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends – including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she’s always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean the older brother. But that’s not going to happen – not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.

Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori’s romantic summer melt into one hot mess?

ENDLESS SUMMER contains two books – THE BOYS NEXT DOOR and ENDLESS SUMMER. ENDLESS SUMMER is a continuation of THE BOYS NEXT DOOR told from both Adam and Lori’s points of view, while THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is told from Lori’s. (I suggest going through ENDLESS SUMMER and marking which p.o.v. each chapter is in. As it is written in first person it would always take me a minute to figure out who the “I” was. It alternated every other chapter, so it is easy to figure out. I found it much easier to read with “Lori” or “Adam” written at the beginning of each chapter.)

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is perfect. I loved every bit of Lori’s scheming to get herself a man. She also shows a lot of growth throughout the story. Reading this book reminded me of what it was like to be a 15/16 year old girl with a crush on that one guy you can’t get out of your mind. Since that was 15 years ago for me it was a fun trip down memory lane.

ENDLESS SUMMER wasn’t as good as THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, but still a really fun story. My favorite part of ENDLESS SUMMER was Adam’s growth. He (and his brothers) really grow up during this story. Adam learns not to be such a hot head and to make compromises for someone he really loves.

This book is perfect for all ages and just the right book to read out by the pool this summer. Tomorrow I’ll be giving away a copy of ENDLESS SUMMER for Fabulous Friday!

The book girl gives ENDLESS SUMMER a 4/5

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