I was hestitant when I first started this book. Mainly because a novel like this isn't normally something I would choose to read. But I must admit thaI was hestitant when I first started this book. Mainly because a novel like this isn't normally something I would choose to read. But I must admit that I was dead wrong. I loved this book.
Belly, what an awesome name to be called. At first I was all "you can't be serious," while rolling my eyes and then I was all "I wish I could be called Belly!" I loved the meaning behind it. How many people can truly admit having those amazing summers in which you felt at the time, was the best summer imaginable. The one you will always remember for the rest of your life? I remember some of those. I know it sounds weird, but I almost felt jealous of these kids and the amazing summers they got to expierence every single year for as long as they can remember.
I loved the flash backs and connections between all the summmers they had together. Belly and her brother, their mother and how even their mom was with her best friend, Conrad and Jeramiah's mom. All living in the same summer beach house living their life without a care in the world.
I loved being able to see how they grew up and how much of a difference this tradition made for each and every one of them.
I was sad, I was happy, I would giggle, then feel envy. All those emotions were what truly made me love this book.
I'm glad I am able to jump right into the second one :)...more
If you're lucky enough to have people in your life that make you happy, that inspire you, that move you, you need to devour each moment you have togeIf you're lucky enough to have people in your life that make you happy, that inspire you, that move you, you need to devour each moment you have together because you never know how many of those moments you have left...
This story was such an amazing breath of fresh air. There was something so heart wrenching between these two characters that made me feel so much of their love. I loved being able to go inside both minds rather then just one of them. A love story based from both sides is so much better then one sided.
Dylan is the type of girl I honestly wish I could be more like. She is so witty, outgoing, spontaneous, and free. She doesn't care what she looks like, what other people think of her or how crazy she really is. If I could look back on my life and be able to determine how I would live that life, I wish I could have her mind-set. No limits, no fears, no plans. Just a "live in the moment" type of life.
Gray was in a very dark place after his twin sister was killed in a car accident 8 months prior. His family was broken apart and he felt like he was that glue trying to hold them together. He shut everyone out, building up huge walls against almost everyone. A baseball scholarship was given up just so he could stay and be with his parents. How depressing it feels to have to be in that situation. That's when he meets Dylan and begins to see life from an entirley different direction.
Have you ever had one person who completely changed your life around? Made you finally see the person you were meant to be? Love you for exactly who you are? Push your limits when you didn't think you could push them any further? That's what Dylan and Gray did to each other and along that road they fell in love.
There were so many funny little moments between the two that I almost felt envy. Wishing I had moments like that with someone so close to me. Gray and his "im a guy" mind totally cracked me up. It was nice seeing that side of a love story.
I was sad, I was happy, I was in love. It was so well written and so captivating. I'm beginning to really love Katie Kavinsky and I have no doubt in my mind that no matter what she writes, I will love every word written.