Rated 4 stars **** ebook. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2017.
After almost failing 11th grade, Parker’s mother is at a loss over what to do with him. She decides to send him to live with his father for the summer in the small town of Concord. Parker is mad at her for ditching him, at his dad for not being there while he was growing up, and is mad at his life in general. Nothing seems to be going his way until he meets Summer – the beautiful girl next door.
Though only 16 years old, Summer has spent most of her life having multiple operations, due to her bad heart. Now that she’s on the mend, she’s created a bucket list of things she’s always wanted to do. Parker volunteers to help, feeling as if it will help his summer to be less boring. Their friendship grows, until it changes over to love. Parker can’t believe he’s finally met someone who understands him, and who motivates him to do better. As the summer progresses, both of their lives will change in ways they could never have imagined.
I really enjoyed this book. As soon as I finished it, I turned around and reread it. Most people who follow my blog know I don’t like to read self-published books because of the grammatical errors, and incorrect sentence structures. Yes this book had a lot of those issues, along with far too many instances of Parker calling Summer “sweetheart.” (I have yet to meet a teen boy who calls his girlfriend “sweetheart.”) However, despite these negatives, Parker and Summer’s Great Adventure drew me into the story.
Recommended for ages 16 and older.