Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman


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I picked up this book thinking it would be a fun light-hearted read, and it was for like the middle section of it. The beginning and ending though are tear jerkers! I was crying the whole time throughout the first 5 chapters. This book is about how a younger sister tries to move on after her sister’s tragic death, and this book didn’t move as fast for me as I would have liked it to because the first bit of the book was so heavy. It did take a while for the adventure and action to pick up in the book. There is a road trip adventure in this book and I’m known to love road trips but this one seemed rushed. A road trip is supposed to be relaxing and have a feeling of spontaneity, this one felt mechanical and forced. This book was okay and for the most part I enjoyed reading it, but afterwards I was just ready to move on to the next thing.


“But that’s the thing about truth — even when you think you know it, it can still sneak up behind you and knock you down.”             ~Anna

“I don’t think it’s possible to put a timeline to love. Once it’s there, it’s like there’s never been anything else. Time bends, and suddenly I knew that I’ve always loved you.”  ~Cameron


I didn’t have much to say in the non-spoiler part and I don’t really have much to say here. Other than it was crappy for Storm to survive cancer but then get killed by a car, I also never thought she would kill herself and was very surprised when I found out with Anna. I also thought that Anna had some really crappy friends to, I didn’t like any of them. I am really glad they made up in the end though, that was nice.

Let me know what you think! Have you read this book?

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