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Next Summer (Summer Boys #2)

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Things are heating up again. Can you handle it?

The SUMMER BOYS girls are back for another dose of sizzling drama. Will soul mates Beth and George be able to maintain their long-distance love affair, even while another boy is catching Beth's eye? Will reformed bad girl Ella REALLY be able to suppress her wild ways? And can shy, smart Kelsi open herself up to love again, eve
Paperback, 230 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Alicia Lotto
Apr 06, 2012 Alicia Lotto rated it really liked it
In the book Next summer by Hailey Abbott there is more scandalous moments. More drama. More romance. More dating. This book has it all! I’m starting to really like this series and I’m excited to read the next book!

In this book the girls are back and the boys are cuter than ever! This summer is a brand new one for Ella, Kelsi, and Beth. Poor Jaime is off at a writing camp. George (Beth's boy friend) has a summer job as a painter.

Beth is back at pebble beach with the girls and she misses Georg
Dec 19, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it

The writing style of this book existed to be different from the way the author usually writes. This book was about three main characters. It became confusing, at first, keeping track of every girl and what was going on with them throughout the book. Every chapter would be narrated by a different girl and their point of view on the general situation along with their own problems. Although i do like the one, main character stories the author usually writes, i enjoyed the three different perspectiv
Sep 14, 2009 Genesis rated it it was amazing
I read summer boys to : Next summer Summer as an ir book. Beth wants to spend this summer with her boyfriend George. Yet he has a summer job as a painter. This makes Beth really upset. And since George will be out of Beth's site, she will have to spend this summer with her 2 cousins Kelsi and Ella on Pebble Beach. Will Geogre cheat on her or will Beth cheat on him with a cute life guard who's been flirting with her since she has arrived in Pebble Beach.

My text-to-self connection is that last yea
Oct 07, 2008 Jessika rated it liked it
I read this book all in one go--it was that good. I actually liked this book a lot more than the first one, to tell the truth. Along the way, I found myself relating to each girl in one way or another, which made this book all the more enjoyable for me. And, this time around, the girls seem a lot closer than they did before. Besides that, this book was a lot more scandalous than the first one, and I couldn't bring myself to put this book down! This summer, each of the girls is more daring than t ...more
Tiny Pants
Aug 16, 2008 Tiny Pants rated it did not like it
This book was a world of pain right from page one. If you haven't read the first book, there is no finding your way through it, as nothing is ever described -- the setting, the characters, even that staple of YA fiction, the clothing -- unless these girls can make out with it. Hence, we do get descriptions of the "Summer Boys" of the title, but precious little else. It makes the Katherine Applegate series that was actually retitled "Making Out" (originally "Boyfriends/Girlfriends") seem deep by ...more
Pamela Hubbard
This book takes place the summer after "Summer Boys" and follows the Tuttle cousins as they continue to look for love. Beth and George hit some rocky spots, Ella tries to transform her flirty/slutty ways and Kelsi tries to find a guy who isn't only after one thing. Lots of drama!
This book only mentioned Jamie in passing, and the focus was mostly on Ella (who is the most annoying character). The story was pretty much exactly like the first book, just with different boys. A quick two hour read, bu
Mar 27, 2016 Carla rated it did not like it
Shelves: la-2, young-adult, romance
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Mercedes Weaver
In my book, there are 3 main characters. Ella, Beth, and Kelsi! They are all related and plan on going to Pebble Beach for the summer. A lot of the family members go, but this year, the favorite, Jaime, won't be going because she has decided to go to Amherst to visit with a friend instead! Beth is having a hard time leaving her boyfriend, George, for the summer since he has decided and stay save up money for the upcoming fall. But at the same time, she is falling for a lifeguard. Ella is trying ...more
Sep 28, 2014 Alexia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-authors
When I first read this book I couldn't stop turning pages. Its just so fascinating that it keeps my mind fully wondering whats going to happen next. Next Summer by Hailey Abbott is a book that keeps you craving more delicious drama between the three girls.
If I were Beth I would of never gotten a hot, George looking life guard to help me learn new skills on surfing. I mean if he looks like my boyfriend I might end up doing something very foolish, such as cheat on him. Being Beth I would just keep
Apr 17, 2014 Vanessa rated it liked it
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Jan 17, 2008 Katie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-ve-read
This book was just as good as the first. Again best to read it during the summer but its entertaining any time of the year.
Ofelia Navarro
Sep 28, 2007 Ofelia Navarro rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: the youth
Learned how life can be a surprise and don't take advantage of it.
Kathy m
Nov 10, 2007 Kathy m rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teen girls
so cute! lots of drama... a teen love story
Jul 01, 2015 J.N. rated it liked it


The plot for this one was interesting, though I really did not like Beth's subplot. But fun in a soap opera kind of way.


I'm always a sucker for coastal/beach settings. This is set on the coast of Maine, which sounds pretty and interesting.


This time around, Jamie is more of a secondary character and away at writing school for the summer. This book focuses on Ella, Kelsi, and Beth.

While I liked all three girls for the most part, it was slightly annoying at how they just kep
Oct 29, 2009 Patricia rated it it was amazing
This summer is a whole new summer for Ella, Kelsi, and Beth. Jaime is off at a writing camp and George is working. Beth loves George and she knows it. But she starts having feelings for the lifeguard that keeps flirting with her. Ella is like for that right guy that could be "the one" so no more wild Ella all over all the guys. Kelsi is falling for Tim, but she feels he isn't her type. In Pebble Beach. External Conflict: Kelsi and Ella. Kelsi finds out about Ella sleeping with her boyfriend las ...more
Paige Bradish
Mar 30, 2013 Paige Bradish rated it it was amazing
I bought Next Summer by Hailey Abbott and I am writing an honest review.

Next Summer is the second in the Summer Boys saga by Hailey Abbott, and since it is the second book I am not going to tell you what the book is about because there were a lot of spoilers. I will tell you about the characters though.

All of the characters are obviously returning characters, the main characters are sisters Ella, and Kelsi, and then their cousin Beth. The sub characters are George (I can’t tell you his role in
Dec 13, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
(summary at the end if you want to skip randomness)Love it! I just finished Next Summer by Hailey Abbott in one day. Not to say it was an easy read though cuz it took me the whole day straight. Never put it down besides when my teacher told me to. :) I'm glad Peter wasn't in this book a lot. And Adam was like taking George away from Beth. I'm so glad for Ella to find The One. I don't think Tim is the right one for Kelsi though. I'm glad there's a next one though because Beth is made for George ...more
Heather Hampsey
Jul 18, 2014 Heather Hampsey rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. I felt the summer rushed through faster than the first one. However I liked that we saw more of kelsi in this book, but I feel like Jamie has completely disappeared.

Beth... Ugh... I know she said she felt she lost who she was when she got with George, but she was barely gone a month before she started liking someone else, as much as that annoyed me... It resembled teenage love perfectly.

Ella... I love her character... I am glad everything is out in the open, but I felt eve
Oct 03, 2013 Tiffanie rated it liked it
Part 2 to this series picks up with Beth and George still together after ending the previous summer realizing they needed to be together. Their getting ready to take their annual trip to pebble beach but George is unable to come this summer due to taking a job at MIT.

Ella still has not told her sister Kelsi about what happened with Peter last summer. She's determined to make this summer about finding a boyfriend she likes one who is sweet and committed like Beth's boyfriend George.

Jamie is not
Kate Walker
Jan 07, 2016 Kate Walker rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 29, 2016 Brianna rated it it was ok
Ending the series with this book. None of the characters have managed to make me care about them.
Casey Bouker
Mar 12, 2015 Casey Bouker rated it really liked it
This was book was good but defiantly not the most challenging I have read. It is for people who want to read something romantic and is defiantly not for boys.
Aug 07, 2011 Amy rated it liked it
I think I figured out why this series is just ok to me. The 4 main characters who are cousins are just not very likable. Book two was another summer of hooking up with boys and major drama. That would have been ok with me because i like reading about drama, but i just can't connect with the girls. I'm not sure if it is Abbott's plan to show them as completely self involved in the first 2 books of the series and then have them mature in the last two. I'll probably tackle the last two books just t ...more
Nita Eyster
May 04, 2015 Nita Eyster rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, library
The girls are back (most of them) and the drama continues. good second book
Valentina Arditi Rocha
Mar 11, 2014 Valentina Arditi Rocha rated it really liked it
This is a good book! It was well written and the story was very intresting
Jan 27, 2016 AMY rated it it was ok
Lame shy on story big on meaningless hook ups
Jun 29, 2009 Luz rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like romance
Recommended to Luz by: No One
This book is the second book in the series of Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott. It is about the three Tuttle cousins Kelsi, Ella, and Beth on vacation in their family cottages in Maine. There, they deal wit Summer flings, real relationships, and figuring out what they truly wanted during the Summer. I really liked this book because it has romance that can actually happen to any everyday, normal person. I also liked the book because it was funny and showed you what 3 different girls went through in t ...more
I hadn't read the first one, so this was my intro to the series. I thought it was quick and easy, entertaining and fun. Just about 3 girls who spent the summer at the beach, and the boys they meet. Self explanatory! But it was intriguing and I liked Ella the best, though I think she was the farthest away from real life, but the most dramatic and fun. I didn't like the end with Beth's story just because it was played way too nonchalantly for my taste, but that's teen fic for ya! Enjoyable and eas ...more
Jun 08, 2016 Brenda rated it really liked it
" Next Summer " is a great series and I enjoyed the 2 books in the series i've read , it really carry's a lot of passion and emotion along . I am really into love books and if you are too I recommended this book to you , the problems in the story are very visualizal at times where you could put yourself in the character's position and get what they're going through , thats one of things I love about the book . I hope you'll like it too if you get a chance to read it .
Jan 22, 2014 Meaghan rated it liked it
average - these teenage girls really know how to get in trouble!
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SPSV Mrs. Rodgers...: Nicole Nino 1 6 Sep 27, 2011 09:25PM  
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  • Cruel Summer (Fast Girls, Hot Boys, #1)
  • Rich Boys (Island Summer, #2)
  • Crazy Hot (The Au Pairs, #4)
  • South Beach (Alexa & Holly, #1)
  • Pool Boys
  • Fireworks (Four Summer Stories)
  • Lost Summer
  • Summer of Love (The Principles of Love, #5)
  • Pass It On (Insiders, #2)
  • Can True Love Survive High School? (Dating Game, #3)
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  • Kissing Snowflakes
  • Girls on Film (A-List, #2)
  • A Non-Blonde Cheerleader in Love (Cheerleader Trilogy, #3)
  • Laguna Cove: A Novel
Hailey Abbott grew up in Southern California, where she split her time between creative writing and creative beaching. She is the author of Summer Boys, Next Summer: A Summer Boys Novel, The Bridesmaid, Getting Lost with Boys, and The Secrets of Boys. Hailey now lives in New York City.

Her first book was Summer Boys, published in 2004, the first of a series. It was described as "escapist beach rea
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Other Books in the Series

Summer Boys (4 books)
  • Summer Boys (Summer Boys, #1)
  • After Summer (Summer Boys, #3)
  • Last Summer (Summer Boys, #4)

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