Friday, August 24, 2012

Last Summer Blog Tour

BelleBooks is taking part in the Last Summer Blog Tour!
Make sure to stop by Rebecca's blog to see a full list of all the stops on the tour!

Today I'm going to be sharing my review of Last Summer with you all!

Name: Last Summer
Author: Rebecca Rodgers
Release Date: 2nd August 2012
Date I finished it: 23rd August 2012
Source: received from author for review

First of all I want to say a massive thank you to Rebecca for sending me a copy of this book to review. It seems to be the book that has lifted me out of my summer reading slump, yay!

Last Summer is by no means a typical YA romance. It is fresh, edgy, raw and I loved it!
Chloe is spending summer with her parents at their summer house, she knows this will probably be the last summer they spend together as a family and she is determined to make the most of it and enjoy herself. 
Although things don't really go to plan, her father ends up walking out on the family and her mother starts to camp out in front of the tv, almost oblivious to the world around her.
When Chloe meets Logan, a homeless boy living in an old, abandoned cottage, she makes it her summer mission to help him, even if he doesn't want any help, she doesn't expect to fall for him along the way and get mixed up in his crazy world.

I really loved this book, it is a quick read. It only took me a couple of hours to finish, but the detail and description that is packed in there is awesome!
This is a more mature YA book, with drug use, sex scenes and a near-rape scene. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under the age of 16/17.

The book does touch on some hard subjects, but Rebecca writes about them to get the issues out in the open and talked about, which is something I really like about this book.

The book switches between Chloe and Logan's points of view, which I really liked. Especially at the beginning before they really get to know each other. I felt like I got to know them both as individuals as well as a couple.
I loved Chloe and Logan's relationship, especially all the ups and downs. They are really so sweet together and I think they complement each other well, and bring out the better qualities in each other.

I really was hooked on this book from page one, there is something about the characters and all the raw emotion thats built up in the book that just gets under your skin. 
Overall I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to reading more of Rebecca's books in the future!

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