“What is the statute of limitations on feeling guilty for cheating on a ghost?” Anna writes in her journal, or rather, writes to Matt, her first true love and her best friend Frankie’s brother. More than a year has passed since Matt’s sudden death, and all that time Anna has kept her brief relationship with Matt a secret from Frankie. Matt had planned to tell his sister but died before he had the opportunity. Now, while on a beach vacation with Frankie’s family, Anna finds herself falling for cute, sensitive Sam against her will—if she can love someone else, does that mean she no longer loves Matt? Anna approaches this issue and other big questions with the insight and maturity that come when a young person loses someone he or she cares deeply about. Anna’s authentic voice and some lyrical writing will satisfy fans of Sarah Dessen, while the mix of romance, drama, and tragedy will be a draw for teen readers of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult. Grades 9-11. --Heather Booth --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"[A] sincere, romantic tearjerker. Readers will easily relate to Anna's authentically depicted feelings of lust, longing, shame and fear as she cautiously embarks on a new summer love."―Kirkus Reviews
"This is smoothly written and romantic as all get out....ideal for readers looking for romance salted with a bit of tears as well as a bit of sea air."―BCCB
This book is literally amazing. The title is a little deceiving, but it's one of my top 3 favorite books of all time. Give it a try :)Published 15 days ago by Lindsay
This story just wasn't for me. I expected more..... I don't know how to explain it. . . . .Published 1 month ago by Ashley S
bought for my daughter for book report for school. she loved it. read it twice!Published 1 month ago by joanne
First all, I'll admit to being a summer beach novel junkie. I love a good novel placed on the beach involving the ocean, romance, and discovery. Read more
I loved this book! I personally felt so connected to the girls and Matt and "20 boys" that they met. I could picture everything that they did clear as day in my head. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kristin Gearhart
This was a rather simple teen book with an interesting backstory.
The goal of meeting twenty guys a day was fun in theory but in reality felt extremely forced, both to... Read more
Twenty Boy Summer holds a very special place in my heart. I saw this book in Books-A-Million when it first hit the shelves. I love this cover. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was just...wow... Can't explain what I felt. It brought out raw emotions and helped me figure some things out. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lucy
The premise is this: Anna has been neighbor and best friend to siblings Frankie and Matt for as long as she can remember. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Molly the Librarian