How My Summer Went Up in Flames
Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining...more
This so does not read like a first novel. I predict that Jennifer Salvato Doktorski has a long and successful career ahead of her, much like Lauren Barnholdt or Jennifer Echols. The writing is literally laugh-out-loud hilarious, and I am much more a smiler than a laugher w...more
No girl likes to get her heart broken by a guy they love right? This is how Rosie is feeling right now. After being dumped by her ex, and tends to go a little mad. Setting his car on fire mad. But, that's just how passionate she was about her relationship. Remember Rosie is 17, and you know teenagers, and those dag-blasted hormones! But what's a girl to do? After having a restraining order being shoved down her throat, Matty, her best friend decide...more
To keep from any more harm, she then goes off on a road trip with her childhood best friend and his two buddies. The more distance between her and her ex, the better is what her and her family thinks. As I progressed into this story, I really enjoyed the witty humor a...more
You know those books that make you smile throughout? The ones that aren't especially deep, but loads of fun and laugh out loud funny? The ones you read when you're looking for an escape, when you don't want to think too hard, when you just want to read to enjoy? How My Summer Went Up in Flames is that sort of book.
I am actually a newbie when it comes to books about road trips, and I'm glad this was my first experience, because it really was a cute, fun, fluffy way to spend an afterno...more
How My Summer Went Up in Flames was a bundle of joy. I had SO much fun reading this book, laughing with the characters, yelling at the main protagonist (more about that later), witnessing all the sight seeing they got to see, and basically solidifying my love for road trip books. Why aren't authors writing more road trip books? Don't they know the book would become an instant success among contemporary lovers? Like many readers, I have yet to read a road trip novel that I didn't enjoy...more
I really, really enjoyed How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski. I thought it was a fun story full of flawed and realistic characters and it was exactly what I was hoping for when I picked it up.
I've read that some people had trouble connecting with the protagonist, but I actually really liked Rosie. She was so freaking confused and made so many mistakes and that's what I liked about her. She never...more
Rosie Catalano is heartbroken. Her boyfriend cheats on her while she is away with her family and starts dating the other girl. I can't blame Rosie for los...more
Three and a half stars: A light, fun summer road trip book.
Being slapped with a Restraining Order and a court date for supposedly torching your cheating ex-boyfriend's car was not how Rosie planned on starting on her summer. She had big plans to work at a bridal store, walk dogs and spend ample time with her boyfriend Joey. When Rosie caught Joey cheating with a freshman, she couldn't contain her rage. In anger, she placed all her kee...more
I've loved YA road trip books ever since I read Two Way Street by Lauren Oliver and I was really excited I was accepted to read this on Edelweiss. I love road trip books because there mostly always really cute, fast paced and they're just fun to read. This book was actually kind of different. It was still cute and fast paced but the reason Rosie, the protagonist, ended up on the road trip was pretty funny. As you read the story and relate to Rosie it kind of su...more
First things first - Rosie set her ex-boyfriend's car on fire by accident, okay? But of course no one believes her, not especially when she frequently sends him text messages and stops by her ex's job to watch him. She just wants to know why he broke up with her. But when she's slapped with what could be a permanent restraining order, her best friend Matty decides to invite her along to a roadtrip with some of his other friends. Her parents...more
Rosalita was just try to get over her angst on her cheating ex, with the "usual" teenage girl way, burning pics/old gifts. But ofc like every other girl she also wanted an explanation, and wanted to explain her feelings to that heartless guy.
Along the way she was slapped with a restraining order, and her best neighbor friend decided to take her out of the city until her court date,...more
From the start of the book there was nothing I liked about Rosie, the main character. She was obsessive, impulsive, and stu...more
Rosie was an okay heroine, but she could be rather frustrating. She was very impulsive and that often led to her make really stupid decision and, as it happened, made me want to shake some sense into her. And, I didn't get why she was so determined to talk to her ex, when that was obviously the worst thing she could do at the time. You know, restrain...more
Rosie isn’t normally the kind if girl who starts off her summer vacation being served a temporary restraining order, but that changed after she allegedly made her ex’s car catch fire.
Lighter fluid and stuffed animals aren’t a great combination.
She also tosses away a few assumptions made about her in the first chapter: The car didn’t “explode”, it just caught fire. She doesn’t have a “bad temper,” she’s just passionate. And she’s not “host...more
The author did a really good job in making sure I was with her the whole way through the book. I never got lost and always knew where Rosie and the guys were, they went to a lot of places but I almost always knev where they were. If I didn't I soon found out.
She also did a good job in making sure I liked the ending. I found myself rooting for...more
By: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Rating: 3.3 stars
The plot of How My Summer Went Up In Flames is sort of vague, but it's there. Rosie has recieved a restraining order from Joey and her parents have decided to put her on a road trip to Arizona to get her away from trouble. Unbeknownst to her, Rosie's anger has sparked a new love interest. So basically, the plot is to have Rosie re-learn herself, get over Joey, and/or figure out her future. This book reminds me a...more
We are never ever ever getting back together,...more
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I wasn't really sure what to expect when I first started How My Summer. I'll be honest, sometimes when I'm on Edelweiss I won't even read the synopsis of a book if the cover seems like something I'll enjoy. I judge books by their covers. I do. I'm not ashamed to admit it. Sometimes I'm wrong and sometimes I'm right. If I hear enough good things about a book whose cover I don't like I'll go back and read it, but I'll almost always pick up a...more
I really love that line. It's a bit overdramatic, I know, considering Rosie's just seventeen years old but it's a very fitting way to describe what our girl had been through.
From the onset of the story, I wanted to comfort Rosie. I wanted to tell her that going through heartbreak is tough but it's not the end of the world. Sure, she made the colossal mistake of accidentally setting fire to her jerk of an ex-boyfriend's car but that she will surely ge...more
Unfortunately, for me, How My Summer Went Up In Flames didn’t stand out. It had its moments and generally was entertaining and fun — the perfect type of summer read when you are craving something light that will take you no time to breeze through because it’s paced really well. I loved the secondary characters but there was a lot about the main character and her storyline that irked me and put a damper on this romp across America. She had her...more
It’s not the absent father or mother types in this one because they’re a hundred percent involved… and yet still: here we have a girl who a...more
This book seemed to move really slowly, but not in a bad way. I never really got bored during the book, although some people might. It was a really cute story though. There was adventure, romance, friendship, and drama. Oh and throw in a fun road trip! I really enjoyed reading this book.
I loved the main character Rosie. She was hilarious, and very easy to relate to. I liked how chill she was about things and how not chill she was a...more
How My Summer Went Up In Flames is a book that many girls (and women) across the globe can relate to. Rosie Catalano doesn't always think with her mind, but rather her broken heart. That much is obvious when her cheating, jerk of an ex-boyfriend serves her with a restraining order for blowing up his car and following him around. With her family already struggling through their finances, this is really the last thing they need. To keep her from continuing on the reckless path she has bee...more
Rosie is served with a temporary restraining orde...more
Rosie is upset, yet she still thinks about him and kind of wants to be with him. If he changes, that is. She also has a brother and a friend who lives next door. The friend...more
I really like road trip books and How...more
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