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I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

Sixteenth Summer

Sixteenth Summer - Michelle Dalton This was one of those bittersweet books. I really enjoyed the story, I was hooked as soon as I started reading. I really enjoyed reading about Anna and Will. When I first picked this up, I had an idea that the ending might leave me in tears. And it did. But I was grateful I got to share in Anna and Will's story.

The setting of this was perfect. Summer, lazy days in a tourist town. No school setting, since school is out for the summer. Nothing to get in the way of the relationship that is budding except for the characters themselves and work. It does make for a great beach read.

The ending left me a little sad. At first, I didn't like it. But after having some time to think about it, while it is sad, it also gives way to hope. Anna struggles throughout the book with the fact that Will will have to return to New York. They make no promises for the future. They seem very grown up about the whole leaving at the end of the summer (in terms of making promises they can't keep). Definitely worth reading, I might suggest reading with some tissues for the ending, however.