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Summerlost by Ally Condie
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/3.5 stars/
This was pretty good
RTC maybe

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This was a cute book. I actually liked it. But that was it. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it. It was another light and fluffy read that I zoomed through.
I really liked...
The themes. I completely adored Cedar and Leo’s friendship and how friendship was really a very strong theme. And family coming in as a close second. Cedar’s family is far from perfect- especially after the loss of her brother and dad- but that’s the point, no family is perfect, everyone messes up. I liked how this was portrayed, and how in the end- everyone was there for Cedar and she was there for her mom and brother, because they were family.
The festival. I guess I was always kinda a theater nut even tho I never acted or anything, but yeah, I just liked it.
The characters. Cedar was relatable. Leo was relatable. I loved them both. What else can I say?
I guess y’all are wondering why exactly I only gave 3.5 stars. After all, I just rambled on about how much I liked it. I don’t know, it just seemed there was something missing throughout the entire thing. Something I couldn’t put my finger on. I can’t really explain it but I can say you should go read it for yourself and see what you think!
Content: almost completely clean. Leo and Cedar refer to some of the meaner boys at the festival as h***farts. Cedar and Leo both lie to their parents about hosting the tours. Cedar and Leo sneak out later together. Cedar confesses everything to her mother later.
Anyway, happy reading guys!
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Reading Progress

September 8, 2019 – Shelved
September 8, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
October 22, 2019 – Started Reading
October 22, 2019 –
October 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Cherie (new)

Cherie S. It's sad when books don't always turn out to be 5 stars!

message 2: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Dragina Maybe? ^.^

message 3: by Cherie (new)

Cherie S. @Elizabeth
I've never read this story, have you Elizabeth? :)

message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Dragina Nope. But I've heard good things about Ally Condie.

message 5: by Cherie (new)

Cherie S. That's neat!

Joey T Do you want a review Elizabeth? Cause I’ll put one up if people want one lol

Joey T Also same, I’ve heard multiple good things about Ally Condie- this was my first one by her.

message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Dragina Yes! I've been needing to hear some more opinions on her work! ^.^ xD

At least your first try wasn't 1 star 😂

Joey T Okay, sounds good! Yes so true!

message 10: by Cherie (new)

Cherie S. @Joey T I've never read anything by this author, so I'll look forward to reading your review whenever you write it

message 11: by Joey (new) - rated it 3 stars

Joey T Thanks Cherie! I’ll try to put one up tomorrow

message 12: by Cherie (new)

Cherie S. Great!

message 13: by Kate (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kate Willis Looking forward to your review! I have enjoyed her YA books more than this one in some ways.

message 14: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Dragina 😃 Can't wait to see what you think!!

message 15: by Joey (new) - rated it 3 stars

Joey T Thanks guys! I just put a review up

message 16: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Dragina Love it!! Ally Condos seems really clean compared to most of the stuff I've read! 😂

message 17: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Dragina *Condie

message 18: by Joey (new) - rated it 3 stars

Joey T It’s true! I was honestly a little surprised at how clean it was.

message 19: by Cherie (new)

Cherie S. Joey, thank you for your honest review!

message 20: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Dragina @Joey ~ XD 😂 I suppose that's a good thing, especially considering most YA books!

message 21: by Joey (new) - rated it 3 stars

Joey T No problem Cherie!

message 22: by Joey (new) - rated it 3 stars

Joey T Yes it definitely is Elizabeth! It was a pleasant surprise

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