Julianne's Summer Rules:
Finish all art projects by August
Survive summer job surrounded by cute boys
Hit the beach every day
Avoid the new neighbors (even though their son is hot!)
When Julianne falls for Remi at a bonfire party, her summer is off to a perfect start. Sure, her obnoxious new neighbours are muscling her family off their beachfront property, but she has week...more
For one thing, the dialogues between the two sisters, Jules and Chloe, as well as the ones with their dad feel completely forced and plastic. Seriously, the way they talk makes me want to puke or poke myself in the eye with a sharp object.
I’m sorry, I’m being a little overdramatic today.
Then there’s the plot. It goes something like this:
Jules meets Remi at a beach party and they feel an instant connect ...more
You can learn to love it or you can learn to fake it.
And you know what’s a great stressreliever? Making out.
Summer is totally a time of infinite possibilities. We’ll work hard; then we’ll beach harder.
Guys are such drama queens.
There are a lot of different interpretations of beauty,Julianne.
If you’re meant for each other, all the pieces will come together som ...more
Meet Remi. He's an architecture major. He surfs. He knows all about art. And he's hot.
Meet Julianne. She's an artis ...more
Back to this book, falling in love with the boy next door whose parents are planning to demolish your house, not exactly the perfect boyfriend now wouldn't it? But what made me fall for this book is that, the boy next door is a total ...more
In this book there were three minor characters that had big impact on this book. The characters with the most mainor impact were boy and a girl. The boys name was Remi. He fell in love with a girl named Juliane. They both relly loved each other untill the girl found out that he was living next to them and they were neighbors. The girl didnt like her neighbors because they took over the beach. She was doing everything to faind ou ...more
I haven't read any of Hailey Abbott's othe ...more
In Forbidden Boy, the Great Millennial Novel, Julianne and her family try to cope with the ever-developing beachfront that their deceased mother loved, while our protagonist also admittedly stalks the son of the family that's developing the beach. The boy, Remi, also happens to be her boss at the construction site where they both hold summer jobs.
I decided that, in order to curb my ranting about horrible writing and horrible char ...more
The book started off with a good start as the author introduces the main character Julianne, and her sister Chloe. Right off the bat I got the cutesy contemporary vibe I was hoping for.
Julianne a creative artist and Chloe an over-achiever were heading t ...more
I picked Forbidden boy up for two reasons, the first one is that l have had this on my shelf way too long! Secondly l wanted a nice easy read which was a light heart book with a cute little romance in. Forbidden Boy was just what the doctor prescribed, it had everything that l needed at the point in time which l picked this up. The romance, beach, sun, friendship, family and summer!
Before l start to tell you my feelings on this book let me just explain what not to expect f ...more
By: Hailey Abbott
Harper Teen NewYork, NY
When something is "Forbidden", it makes not wanting it even harder. Just like the love between Romeo and Juliet, it shouldn't happen because it goes against everything their families stand for. Although their families kept them apart, they still found ways to declare their love for each other, because the just couldn't help it.
In stolen kisses and under the dock, Julianne doesn't care for the rich neighbors. When she mee ...more
Nada de complicaciones, es como un libro para llevar a leer durante el verano (aunque yo me lo acabé en dos sentadas).
Julianne esta por pasar uno de los mejores veranos de su vida, vive a las orillas del mar en una pequeña casa, consiguió un trabajo temporal en donde hará lo que más le gusta (pintar), y tiene en mente terminar varios proyectos de arte relacionados con su fallecida madre....more
Claro que para siempre hay un frijol en el arroz y eso fuero
I really liked the way the art and architecture was included in the story and yes, the eco-friendly undertones, too. It was all fresh, s ...more
Julianne falls for a boy she meets at a party at the beginning of the summer. He gives her his phone number, but without realizing it she drops it in the sand. Fortunately, they bump into each other again and the sparks fly.
Then she discovers he's the son of the family who has moved next door and is trying to force her family out of their beach home -- as well as destroy the beach with their monster house in the process.
Her sister declares that R ...more
It lacked alot for me. I wanted to see what they would tell their parents and all that but it ended up having to be kept as a secret? Like seriously, we are currently at 2013! Go to your parents and if they say no, have a secret meetings then.
In the end this was no ...more
So, I just reread this, and still really enjoyed it.
It was your typical contemporary read with sweet characters and a simple plot. It was very predictable, but was pretty easy to relate to. There were real problems put in the story. And, the romance was sweet, simple, and realistic. Loved it.
I gave it a 4/5 mainly because I felt like it was a little!e too rushed.
Her first book was Summer Boys, published in 2004, the first of a series. It was described as "escapist beach rea ...more