Sunday, June 30, 2013
A Midsummer's Nightmare
Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.
Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her stepbrother...at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.
Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.
A Midsummer's Nightmare was an enjoyable book. There were parts of it that I really enjoyed, and that had me glued to the book. However, there were other parts that I really could have done without.
This book is written for teens, but I would definitely not advise teens to read this book. I think it is for an older audience. Maybe the overall plot is fine for teens, but some of the things in the book were not okay for just anyone to read.
I liked the plot overall. The romance was hilarious yet sweet. At times I got sick of waiting for it. I just wanted something to happen already! It was a weird situation, and I thought it was portrayed really well in the book. Of course falling for your almost step-brother is going to have some obstacles involved. I thought they were addresses and overcome very well though.
I received this book for free from arcycling in return for an honest review.