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Lovestruck Summer by Melissa C. Walker
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Oct 09, 2010

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Lovestruck Summer tells the story of Quinn Parker who has just graduated from high school. In a random bout of silliness, she calls up her favorite record company late one night and lands herself her dream summer internship in Austin, Texas miles away from her home.

Quinn can’t wait to work at Amalgam Records. She envisions herself listening to amazing music and meeting cute indie guys who have the same interests as her. Color Quinn shocked when she arrives in Austin and is greeted by her sorority girl cousin Penny and brought to her princess palace. Penny introduces Quinn to her best friends Chrissy and Russ and Quinn is even more annoyed to find out that all of Penny’s friends are just as perky and annoying as she is.

After Quinn begins her internship, she meets Sebastian, a hot DJ at a club. Quinn begins to fall hard, but Sebastian is not all that she thinks…and maybe first impressions can be deceiving. Quinn wonders if she should have judged her cousin and her friends so quickly.

This book was a quick and short read. Might have been nicer to read on the beach and not in gloomy March, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

The story itself was a bit predictable, but there’s nothing wrong with a little familiarity sometimes, right? The idea of the plot was definitely good. Girl gets awesome internship and sets out to have an amazing summer with some conflicts along the way. Definitely gets me hooked.

My main problem was with the main character Quinn. I don’t think she was necessarily likable or relateable. I thought she was moody and rather annoying. She was SO quick to judge people before she even took the chance to speak with them. She judged based on appearance (which I know is quite common) but I don’t think that helped with getting me to like her.

Some of the dialogue didn’t feel natural or realistic to me, but some of the actions that took place did. For example, I thought the dialogue felt immature. The characters would say things that 18 or 19 year olds would never say and then in the next scene they would be at a party drinking from a keg. The dialogue and the action just didn’t quite seem to match up.

Overall, I enjoyed this quick read. It will literally take you a day or two to read, so I’d suggest picking it up especially if you are going on a weekend trip or on vacation!

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