I Rated It:
I was a little nervous when I started reading this one, but it turned out to be a bit deeper than I had originally thought it would be. Roxie, who has just completed her junior year of high school, is sent away from her New York city home to spend the summer in South Carolina with her grandmother; her grandmother who she’s only met once. I thought this was going to be the cliche story of a shallow teen who turns her life around after spending time in a small town. That did happen, but there was a little more to it than just that. Roxie falls in love while in South Carolina and struggles to accept her feelings for someone who is so different than she is. She makes real friends and experiences what real family tragedy feels like. By the end of the story, Roxie is even considering remaining in South Carolina for her final year of high school…all based on the events of one life-changing summer away from home. After researching the book further, I discovered that this is Ruthi Kight’s first novel. I’ll definitely be reading more books of hers in the future.
I read this book as part of the “Indie Fever Reading Challenge”
I have read 3 of 15 books towards my goal.
Click here for details about the 2014 Indie Fever reading challenge!