Summer of Sloane

Summer of Sloane

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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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 come by 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. Praise for Summer of Sloane: "Through Sloane and everyone who orbits her, Schneider examines betrayal from many angles, as well as the myriad ways that people hurt one another and how one teenager moves forward to see new romance and hope in her future." -PW
"What distinguishes this romance from a standard-issue beach read is its likable main character. . . Schneider's debut asks readers to consider how and where to draw the line between forgivable and inexcusable transgressions in those we love."
-Kirkus Reviews
"Sloane is a likable, well-rounded character. . . An enjoyable beach read for fans of teen romance." -School Library Journal
Publisher: Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781484725252
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Schne
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 22 cm


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Sloane's plans for a relaxing summer in Hawaii come crashing down when she learns a devastating secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and her best friend, Mick. But things start looking up when she meets Finn. Can she heal her broken heart and forgive her friends?

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AL_KELSEY Feb 15, 2017

If you need a good beach read or romance, this one is definitely a great choice! While some elements of this story are a little far-fetched, I can completely look past them, because the drama and writing is so appealing! I feel like this book might be a teen version of Jane the Virgin, but the friend is having the baby, not the main character. I'm in love!

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