My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I always look forward to reading a new Sarah Dessen book. They are, without exception, funny and romantic and quirky; but she also doesn’t shy away from hard-hitting subjects. The way that Louna’s romance with Ethan the previous summer is slowly revealed is completely devastating. In contrast, Ambrose’s character is the perfect tonic to these emotional moments. He seems so annoying, but he’s also kind of adorable. Yes, I’ll admit to being a little bit in love by the end. The wedding business and Louna and Ambrose’s dating competitions were fun. I also liked how the narrative switches between the past summer in Colby and the present summer in Lakeview.