The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy {Beth’s Review}

Posted 12 August, 2015 by Beth / 1 Comment

The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy  {Beth’s Review}The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 423
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Three sisters. One life-changing summer.Calla loves summer because summer means Duncan. They’ve been best friends for years, but Calla has never worked up the nerve to tell him how she really feels. This summer, the summer before college, is Calla's last chance. Violet isn't much of a rule breaker in real life. But this isn't real life, this is summer, and Violet is determined to make the most of it. Besides, a little sneaking out never hurt anyone. And sneaking out with James is 100% worth the risk...even though James is completely off-limits. Daisy has never been the sister that boys notice, but when sparks fly with Joel at the first bonfire of summer, it seems so easy and right. So why is being his girlfriend so complicated?

This gave me all the feels!

Thoughts on The Summer of Firsts and Lasts

Oh this book! It’s so cute. Only 5 of my Goodreads friends have read it, so it’s a little unknown. I’d never heard of the author before but I’m glad that I read this.

It wasn’t the best book ever written, but it’s what I needed at the time. It’s the perfect summer book. It’s set at a summer camp that three sisters go to every summer and follows the sisters as they experience camp and, well the firsts and lasts of the summer.

At first, I thought it was going to be a cheesy love story and I was totally okay with that. I was just waiting for the luuuurve to happen. And I was waiting. And I was waiting. But then I realized that it was there the whole time, but it was a different kind of love. It was the love between three sisters.

If you have siblings around the same age as you then you will know what I mean by this: you either love them or you hate them. There is no in between. These three sisters- Calla, Violet, and Daisy- love each other. They have such a great relationship and it made me jealous that I didn’t have sisters close in age.

There were a few romances in this book but in a few weeks when I go through the books that I read this summer, I won’t remember the romances or even the guy’s names but I will remember the sisters. I will remember how they were always there for each other, no questions asked.

This book wasn’t life changing or anything, but it was a cute book that I would recommend if you need something light. But don’t go into it thinking you’re going to get a summer love or really a lot of romance. This is a book about love but for family and those close to you.

This book could honestly be described as a book about family and the debate on if “blood is thicker than water.” I’m glad I read this, but it wasn’t my favourite book I’ve read this year. I am happy that I’ve discovered this author though and will be looking for more of her books.

I did have fun with the cover of this book though:

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(This is unrelated to the review. I just really like this picture.)


Filed under: ESR: 6, Review: Beth, YA,


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