Summer of Seventeen
Supposed to be.
But Nick Andrews’ life is crashing out of control. His girlfriend and his best friend have declared war, his sister’s constant interference in his life is driving him insane, and there are money problems that won’t go away.
Being seventeen isn’t supposed to be this hard.
When cool surfer Marcus ar ...more
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FYI, this is not a M/M romance.
This book...really impressed me. I don’t read much YA because often times, I find the characters shallow and story uninteresting, but this book was the complete opposite. Narrated by a strong male POV voice, Summer of Seventeen is refreshingly candid and every reader’s literary trip down memory lane. It’s a thought-provoking story with endearing main characters, an alluring setting, and the beautiful message that no matter what happ ...more
”It’s your life Nick, I can’t tell you how to live it.”
This story is told completely in seventeen year old Nick’s pov. He is living with his big sister and they have recently lost their mother to cancer. They live in Florida and Nick and his friends love the beach and the surf. Things at home are financially tight and stressed so his sister takes on a border for their mother’s room for extra cash.
Nick has a girl friend whose family is extremely strict. They are never ...more
Happily my fears proved unfounded. Although this is billed as a YA story ...more
Jane has done it. She wrote another great story.
Not repetitive. Not predictive. Summer of Seventeen is a Simple, Life-Like, Emotional ride. From the bottom of my heart I will tell you this: Get your tissues ready and breathe. This is a Page Turner and is prepared for a batt ...more
This story has so many good things going for it that made it such an enjoyable read. The setting of Summer of Seventeen actually happens to be my hometown. Being able to identify with the scenes and places mentioned in the story was an absolute plus.
It's summertime in a small beach town. Summer is joyous time for kids to kick back, relax and enjoy their time off from school. For Nick Andrews, this mean surf, sand and spending time with his girlfriend Yansi and best frien ...more
This book is totally different from anything Jane Harvy-Berrick has ever written. It’s not a romance. There’s a romance in the story, but the story isn’t a romance. It’s a stunning coming-of-age story that will rip you apart.
Nick’s life is one long series of miserable moments. His mother has recently died, his sister can’t stand him, his best friend is changing for the worse, and his girlfriend’s parents hate him.
sometimes I really though God hated me. It was mutual.
At seventeen Nick’s world is...more
This is another book I've been putting off. I'm not normally one for teen romance and if I'm completely honest the cover really didn't do it for me. That being said I actually enjoyed how this turned out.
Nick has just lost his mum to cancer, having to learn quickly how to be a grown up is tough, with little money and a older sister who isn't dealing so well with her new responsibilities, life is slowing taking a turn for the worse. But the icing on the cake comes in the form of a new ...more
"It was supposed to be the endless summer of sand, sea and surf."
Jane Harvey Berrick give us another sensational book. Yes.!! This book just exceeds my expectation upon reading the blurb because it tells so much more.
I fell in love with this author because of her unique stories and amazing talent in touching life with her books. She's one of the author who explores everything about life.
Summer of Seventeen is a story About a 17 y ...more
*** 4 Summer of Seventeen-stars ***
It was supposed to be the endless summer of sand, sea, and surf.
But then things happen...
Mom gone forever.
And I realized something else: I wasn’t technically an adult, but I’d stopped being a child the day Mom told me she had cancer.
Yeah, not a day I’d ever forget.
It was supposed to be the endless summer of sand, sea, and surf, right ?
Yeah, supposed to be...
But sometimes shit happen, babe...
And life ca ...more
✯✯✯✯ 1/2 Stars
‘Don’t wait for life.’
Beautiful, sweet, hopeful, vivid, tragic and emotional. Those are my immediate thoughts on Summer of Seventeen by Jane Harvey-Berrick upon finishing.
“I’m with you because I see your soul. You’ve got a beautiful soul, you just don’t know it.”
I devoured this story and loved the fact that it was told from Nick’s POV; our male character. His journey through the summer was told in an almost melancholy way as he had to overcome tragedy and grow up whilst falling ...more
It is a coming of age story, Nick is only 17, has lost his mum to cancer and now lives with his sister, who in her own way is trying to look out for him, bring him up but their relationship is quite 'rocky' as brother/sister relationships can be.
Nick loves to surf, he dabbl ...more
Reviewed for paranormal romance and authors that rock.
This book should be aimed at the teen market, and is a standalone book.
It is well written and will keep you hooked from the start to the finish.
It will make you laugh and cry. It is hard hitting but overall a brilliant read. The characters are well thought out and you will feel a lot of emotions with the way it's written.
Nicky is looking forward to summer holidays but when his mother dies from cancer, his life is changed forever. He is ...more
This is Nicks story. It's a coming-of-age story. I'm really not going to spill the storyline. 1-click and jump right in. You won't regret it. Be warned you may need tissues. This is an emotional and angsty story.
This is one author I can 1-click and know I'll love her story. Looking forward to reading more by her. Highly recommend this story & ...more
Jane Harvey-Berrick in my opinion is one of those talented writers, that puts her all into her craft and it shows in all her works. What is also noteworthy is the empathy she in everyone who reads her story and even more so in this book.
Nick the main character is a typical 17 year old, he wants to have fun., Nick’s passion is surfi ...more
This time we hear the story of Nick Andrews, a 17-year-old kickass surfer, who has a lot to deal with before realizing that life is always worth living: despite the adults around him, despite life's hard blows, despite his dysfunctional family.
At the start of summer, Nick is only looking forward to paddling the Ocean with his friends, making out with his girlfriend Yansi, and giving his step sister Julia the wide ber ...more
As a huge fan of this author, when I read the blurb I knew I had to read this. It sounded...different. And I was in the mood for different. But. It isn’t what it seems. I wasn’t supposed to like this story. At first, I wondered if I did. But then? But then, the story gripped be. So, no. I didn’t like this book. I loved it.
“Don’t wait for life.”
This summer Nick Andrews had plans to hang out with his beautiful girlfriend Anayansi Alfaro (Yansi) an ...more
All of this is what happens to Nick in his summer of seventeen but there is also a lot of pain heartache entwined through his summer too.
Nick and his sister Julia have just buried their mother after she died from t ...more
Be wonderfully crafted, pure poetic words laced throughout to weave a story that will sink into your soul
Be amazingly well researched - in this case, I now know an amazing amount about surfing that I would have never found out without reading this book
Cover hugely sensitive issues - always handled in a wonderfully sensitive, thought provoking manner
Summer of Sev ...more
But I dug in and I so happy that I did. Nick sure had a hard time in life, but I loved how for the most part he did not let it get the best of him. When his girlfriend dumped him because of something that had happened he could have went wild but he didn't and he eventually got his girlfriend back.
For a 17 year old he was very mature and it made for a really great story, I lik ...more
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I live in a small village by the ocean a ...more