“Nantucket Blue” Leila Howland

ARC (Advance Reading Copy). Published May 7, 2013. Hyperion. 294 pp.

NantucketBlueSeventeen-year-old Cricket has had a crush on Jay since 8th grade. He is going to Nantucket for the summer, so when she is invited to join her best friend Jules and her family there, she is overjoyed. She knows this will be THE summer for her and Jay to get together, and daydreams of their romantic summer life. Unfortunately a tragedy occurs in Jules’ life which puts Nantucket out of the picture for Cricket.

Undeterred Cricket finds her own way to Nantucket but, while there, discovers she has lost her best friend and is in danger of losing herself too. While trying to find what went wrong with her life, she discovers new strengths she didn’t know she had and finds herself falling for another guy. However, since this new guy could cost more than she’d planned for a summer romance, Cricket will have to decide if she really wants to rock the boat of her life or stay on the same path she’s followed for 17 years

I love, loved, loved this book, and couldn’t put it down. I was completely wrapped up in Cricket’s teen angst and summer heartache/romance, and know teen girls aged 14 and older will love it too. It’s a great summer read.


Author: Mrs. Mac

As a School Librarian, I was Co-Chair of REFORMA's (The National Association to Promote Library Services to the Latinos and Spanish Speaking) CAYASC (Children & Young Adult Services Committee) for 2 yrs. As Co-Chair, I was in charge of all things YA. I have been a member of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) for many years, and have worked as a school librarian for many years. When I'm not blogging, I like to read, run, race and sing - not necessarily in that order. My blog reviews books I enjoyed (or didn't enjoy), which leaves you to ask yourself "Should I Read it or Not?"

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