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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Review: Invincible Summer

Title: Invincible Summer
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Book: S&S Galleygrab

"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.... "

When I first got this book, I was expecting a good summer romance. It was nothing like that. What I got, was even better! This book is told from Chase's point of view in all the summers of his teen years. I like that. As an avid reader, you really don't  get to read many books from a male pov, so I was excited to do so. I have never seen summer so dramatic (in a good way!). 

What I like most about this book is the dynamic plot it has. Yes, dynamic. It's explosive, the bomb diggity, da bomb! I was completely torn to bits by all the happenings in the plot. Chase and his  family goes through a lot through out the summers.

One thing about this book is that it is not some lovey, dovey summer story. It has great raw emotions just flowing off the pages of the book. I felt angry, happy, sad, and even jealousy. You get see inside of the family and all of their problems. What's more, is that you see the family stick through it all together. They may have had their problems and share of mistakes, but they make it through.

I adored Chase. His strength and amazing selflessness in all that he does, made my heart melt. He was used, mistreated, and acted too mature for a kid who is supposed to be a teenager. He took care of his siblings as if they were his own. He took great responsibility for things he didn't have too. Yet, he remained strong. I am amazed.

Invincible Summer is great, powerful, emotional read that has stolen my heart. The development of all the characters throughout the plot is clear. Chase's voice is easy to hear and feel. Ms. Moskowitz did a wonderfully job writing this book. I can't wait to read what she write next!

This book has sex, cursing and drinking.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. This sounds like an explosive read (meaning in the heart and mind).

    Looking forward to reading it.

  2. It's so funny that this book has such a light, summery feel to it based on the cover but then when you read it, it's a bit darker and emotional. I like that it's a little more intense than it appears, but I'm glad I know that ahead of time! Nice review Savy:)

  3. I agree with Jenny. You wouldn't necessary expect the story to carry so much baggage.

    I can't wait to read this one!

  4. I have been considering this one for a bit. Oh I do want to read it. The cover does look like a simple sweet summer romance. Love that it is so much more emotionally heavy.

  5. l need to write a review for this!
    l am still undecided on it.
    l did like it but found it SO strange!

  6. Brilliant review. I agree with what you said about Chase. He made my heart melt too!


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