Title: Invincible Summer
Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: April 19th 2011
Book source: Galley Grab
My rating: 8/10
Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?
Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive....
Not your typical beach read.
I really loved this read.
It definitely was not what I was expecting. Especially the writing by Hannah Moskowitz. It was really, really well written.
I expected the typical summer romance between the protagonist and a girl he met somewhere along the way and then they fell in love and whatnot. But no, it was so much more.
It was definitely an emotional read. I cried more than once I have to tell you!
What I really loved though, is how thought-provoking it was. As the characters developed – which they did really well – they learnt things about themselves and about life in general which I felt like I was learning right along with them without actually experiencing what happens in the book.
Back to the writing though, it was absolutely breathtaking. It added to everything that happens in the plot and it has such a blunt feel to it that it made the read really realistic and relatable.
I loved the characters in Invincible Summers too. They all had their own distinct personalities, their own way of thinking, their own traits. They were all likeable in their own way. Especially Gideon, Chase’s deaf younger brother. Seriously fell in love with him!
This is definitely ‘not your typical beach read’. The summary is sort of misleading I guess. It sort of doesn’t do the book justice.
All in all though, Invincible Summers is a brilliant read that I more than recommend. Please go out and get it!!!
About the author:
Hannah Moskowitz wrote her first story, about a kitten named Lilly on the run from cat hunters, for a contest when she was seven years old. She was disqualified, as her story was dubbed too violent. Her first book, BREAK, was on the ALA's 2010 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. She is a student at The University of Maryland.