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Endless Summer

(The Boys Next Door #1-2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  19,842 ratings  ·  671 reviews
Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.

Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends—including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. Bu
Paperback, 587 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Simon Pulse
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GINA REGISTER This book does contain both "The Boys Next Door" and "Endless Summer". However, you can find them as separate books.…moreThis book does contain both "The Boys Next Door" and "Endless Summer". However, you can find them as separate books.(less)
Porscha Aubrey Absolutely, the start of the book already explains the details of the characters and their relationships. You can read this one without reading the ot…moreAbsolutely, the start of the book already explains the details of the characters and their relationships. You can read this one without reading the other one.(less)

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Dec 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Jan 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya, read-in-2011
When browsing my local bookstore the other day I came across Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols, I literally had to do a double take as my bookstore never stocks books by Jennifer Echols, I picked the book up and went straight to the tills, no way was I passing this missed opportunity, who knew when they’d have some more books by Echols in? I was excited to have found this book (well actually its two books in one The boys next door & Endless Summer) as I’d wanted to read it for some time. But als ...more
TJ ☾
actual rating: 3 stars
nostalgia rating: 5++

proud to announce that adam vader, my fourth crush ever, could most definitely still get it <3 😏

this was prob the first romance book i ever read, along w The Summer I Turned Pretty series, and this book is so good y'all 🤡 it still holds up to this day, you can't tell me shit about it.

an embarrassing memory it resurfaced tho is i was giving a presentation on it in middle school english class (don't ask me why i chose this book to do a book project
Jennie Cha
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked the whole idea of the book but it is not something that I haven't already read. I liked Adam and his relationship he had with Lori but their relationship did not seem like a close friend rather than a flirting close friend thingy. Regardless, when they plot to date I was excited to see how it would turn out. The most problem that I had was that Lori kept kissing both brothers. I get that she wanted to make one jealous but man, if I was a guy and my girlfriend kept kissing my brother I'd ...more
I love Jennifer Echols, who knows just how to write YA romantic comedy. It's the kind of book where you just settle in and go along for the ride - which is a rollercoaster kind of ride - fun and funny and a little bit wild.

I loved Adam. he was really well done and very crush-worthy and a little vulnerable. I love how in touch with his emotions he is :) haha. Lori is also very cool - definitely blonde, but in the best of ways.

Like most rom-com's you kinda know who the guy is supposed to be and wh
Katie Prouty
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“He tied the skull and crossbones around my neck… Turning back to him, I murmured, ‘you’re giving me a piece of you.’ ... He closed his eyes and said in a rush, ‘I’m in love with you.’”

Hidden GEM alert! This is a twofer...Two books in one: The Boys Next Door (FAVE-squeal) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️& Endless Summer⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Hello, cute neighbor boys! Vader brothers! Team Sean 🥰 or Team Adam 🥰? Lori is one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls. She’s been obsesse
Jessica Smith
Aug 17, 2010 rated it liked it
I bought this book on a whim before going on vacation since it looked like a nice read for sitting by a lake.

The Boys Next Door (first half) was pretty good. I would probably give it 3 and a half stars. It sometimes fell into cliches (such as the overused 'childhood neighbor= one true love') and I felt like some of the plot was just random and not developed enough. However it was entertaining and pretty cute.

Endless Summer was really a sort of unnecessary addition. It kinda ruined the whole thi
Jun 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
I personally am frustrated with the entire book. I started reading it at a friend's suggestion that this book would change my perspective of teenage love. I read the first book (The Boys Next Door) quickly and thought it was entertaining. I'll admit it... I liked the prospect of having a guy sincerely head over heels with a tomboy turned hot. That being said, the writing style wasn't impressive and Lori, the main character, was frankly annoying. The one reason that I would recommend the book was ...more
Taylor Horan
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Endless Summer was one of the best books i've read in a long time. I don't really like to read and for me to actually finish a book that's over 300 pages long is saying something. There must be something interesting or intriguing about it. I highly recommend this book to people that like drama, love stories, or summer flings. Endless Summer can relate to any ages but mostly ages around 16. The novel is about summer love and a teen love triangle. Lori is ready to turn 16 and is ready for a relati ...more
Feb 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm already a huge fan of Jennifer Echols works, so I already knew that I would love this book. Endless Summer is the sequel to The Boys Next Door, but if you haven't read the first one yet, your in luck, since this books binds both, so you can fall in love all at once.
And fall in love I did.
Jennifer has a flawless flow to her writing, making an easy connection to her characters.
I love the boys, Sean and Adam, both very yummy-worthy while Lori is rather an amusing and enthusiastic character.
A sw
Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
At this point in my life, I've given up on young adult.

Lori is the girl next door to a family of three boys, Cameron, Sean, and Adam. She's been in love with Sean since she can remember and will do anything to get with him. Like, seriously, anything. She pretends to go out with ADAM, the youngest brother, in attempts to make Sean jealous.

Unfortunately, Adam has been in love with Lori since he was four or something. Also Adam had a girlfriend that he kept just to get Lori jealous. Also Adam has A
Aug 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
BEST BOOK EVER!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! I LOVE IT! JUST THE TYPE OF BOOK I LIKE TO READ! you can like feel the way adam and lori love each other! i want a boyfriend like adam! :)
Joee (booksandacupofjoee)
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cute boys next door, a fun lake setting, lots of kissing and a friends to lovers/fake dating trope… I LOVED IT!!! I wish I lived where they did. I would have gotten into so much trouble with my boy craziness. So this book is actually 2 books in one and I'm going to focus more of the first one because it's definitely the best!! 

This was cheesy and very YA but goodness it was all I love in an adorable YA summer Romance. So many butterflies and swoony moments!! While it may feel a little too immatu
Mar 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary-ya
3.5 stars for the two books together. I liked Lori and Adam, and I thought they were cute together when they were not mad at each other because of some sort of overblown misunderstanding. Sometimes, though, it felt like all of the characters were caricatures, and a little flat. Especially the secondary characters--Adam's and Lori's brothers, the parents. But Adam and Lori were better, as much as they might have annoyed me anyway. They both had negative qualities that were hard to swallow sometim ...more
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: neighbor
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Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
3.5 stars

This edition of Endless Summer includes both The Boys Next Door and Endless Summer. As I mentioned in my previous review, I really enjoyed The Boys Next Door, the he sequel, Endless Summer picks up right where The Boys Next Door leaves off, which I really liked.

In my attempt to keep this spoiler free, I will say I enjoyed reading more about Sean and Lori, though at times I became very irritated at Lori due to her lack of thoughtful planning. This stems from Lori's father, who becomes co
Sep 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
books like this is what summer is all about.
my sister told me to read it and im glad it did!
i loved how she was a tomboy and her and the boys did all the wakeboarding together.
and how adam spraypainted their names on the bridge.
this was a funny and unique book.i've never read another one like it and i really saw how good of an author jennifer echols is! i hope all her books are this way!
there were some things i didn't like about it,though.
like how the girl gets this pretend date to go with.she d
So this is the second time I read this book, but I think it was even better than the first time! I love Jennifer Echols sosososo much, so it's kind of impossible for me to hate her books. I first fell in love with The Boys Next Door (the first book in this series) a long time ago and I've read it at least five times since then. When I heard that a sequel was being written, I freaked out because I love Adam and Lori so much. So, of course, when I read Endless Summer, I fell in love all over again ...more
Jun 01, 2010 rated it liked it
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Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
I liked The Boys Next Door abundantly more than Endless Summer, but it was not the greatest either. I could handle how superficial the first book was, but the second one was just too much. The author should have left well enough alone. I'm a firm believer that an author should not do a sequel purely because fans beg you for one; this is a prime example of how bad it Endless Summer was just one stupid problem after another. The entire story felt so contrived I could barely make it through it. The ...more
May 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book wasn't for me, that's for certain. But, if the prospect interest you, go ahead and read it!
It was enjoyable at times, especially the plot twits, and I won't deny that it has some moments of thoughtless entertainment.

However, the main character Lori is just SO annoying! It was a boring perspective to read from and also not that great for young readers. Waiting around for years for the boy next door to notice you and believing that you must change completely who you are to get him.... Wh
✌ Kaye ♡

Endless Summer definitely felt Endless. I know I'm not the target audience, but the neverending story feel... Not so fun. It was like a crazy soap opera, i.e. Passions. Where anything that can go wrong does go wrong. And the parties are hopeless and slow.

The Boys Next Door was funny and cute. Rated that on it's own in its single book. Personally, I felt the story could have stopped there.
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars for the first book, 3 for the second. Unnecessary sequel, but enjoyable nonetheless.
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Apr 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
why the hell does everyone turn everything to Adam and manage to blame him? it's Lori! she's a freakin' idiot! and everyone else! why can no one see that! ...more
Kelly Costa
Oh how I love Adam!!!! Every time Adam was on the page my heart beat faster. I love Jennifer Echols. I loved this book.
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-reads
This book is so wrong in so many levels. Like hooking up is the only way a guy to notice you? If I was one of the characters in the book, I'd prolly think she is a slut :p just saying ...more
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: humour, contemporary
Update Jan 2014.
Upon rereading this book, years later, just because I was reminiscing, I found that the story just doesn't do it for me any more. I am pulling the rating down from 4 stars to 2 stars. I first read this book Aug. 2010.

The writing, while it did put the main point across, wasn't satisfactory. The author failed to describe the town/city Lori lived in. The fact that I don't know if it's a city or town or suburbs says something. All I know is that it had a lake or something, and rich p
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny, romance, cute-boy
The Boys Next Door and Endless Summer are going to get the same review, simply because I read both in one book which was called "Endless Summer". It wasn't until I was halfway through when I realized there were two parts to the book, "The Boys Next Door" as part one AND "Endless Summer" for part two. So in my mind, it's all kind of the same deal.

So I really loved The Boys Next Door. I thought Lori was an exceptionally funny, bright, young girl. She sounded like a really cool girl that I would ha
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Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Bes ...more

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