Wednesday 10 July 2013

Nantucket Blue - Review

Nantucket Blue

For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.

Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.

When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.

But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.

A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Disney Hyperion via NetGalley

Genre: YA

My Review...

This was a sweet book about finding the importance of one's self instead of being so pre-occupied with what others think.

Cricket is one of the star High School Lacross Stars...

of an all girls school.
In typical fashion she has her own family drama, a crush on the hunk lacross player of a different co-ed school and a best friend which comes with an adopted family she adores.

All is well until her best friend Jules and her family suffer a terrible loss which causes Jules to push Cricket away and lose her adopted family and her best friend.

For Cricket she doesn't want to lose Jules or her family so she follows on her own to Nantucket but once she there reality slaps her in the face and she is left with being alone and not knowing what to do.

Jules has become someone she doesn't know and alienates her from her crush and any new friends.
In this Cricket starts to find herself with new friends, new job, new responsibilities, a forbidden lover and a new perspective on things.
She realizes that it does not matter what others think of her and that she is worthy of so much more.

This was a cute story with teenage angst and romance and the journey of finding one's true self.

3 Nantucket Thumbs Up!
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