Jan 25, 12
Read from January 24 to 25, 2012
Clementine is gearing up for the worst summer of her life. Her heart is broken, partly because of Ethan, but mostly because her best friend Amanda isn't speaking to her because of what happened with Ethan. And her family is forcing her to spend the summer crammed in a tiny boat with them, sailing down the Mississippi River. But when Clem meets James and she devotes some time to thinking about what went wrong with Amanda, she'll start to put things back together.
I liked the book's unusual setting and details about sailing and living in a boat for an entire summer. That puts a little spin on the typical tale of true love and betrayal of friendship. But I wish Clementine had had a stronger voice. I never really felt like I knew Clementine. Hand this one to fans of Sarah Dessen and Elizabeth Scott's romances who have read everything by their favorite authors.