These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she'd be spending at her mom's home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Read more...
These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she'd be spending at her mom's home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.
Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there's no reason Sloane shouldn't enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn't always play by the rules, she knows he's the perfect distraction from everything that's so wrong back home.
But it turns out a measly ocean isn't nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane's carefree summer might not be as easy to come by as she'd hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself. Praise for Summer of Sloane "Through Sloane and everyone who orbits her, Schneider examines betrayal from many angles, as well as the myriad ways that people hurt one another and how one teenager moves forward to see new romance and hope in her future." -PW
"What distinguishes this romance from a standard-issue beach read is its likable main character. . . Schneider's debut asks readers to consider how and where to draw the line between forgivable and inexcusable transgressions in those we love."
"Sloane is a likable, well-rounded character. . . An enjoyable beach read for fans of teen romance." -School Library Journal
- ISBN-13: 9781484725252
- ISBN-10: 1484725255
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
- Publish Date: May 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Reading Level: Ages 14-17
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Seventeen-year-old Sloane has a fine setting to nurse a broken heart: her mother’s gorgeous beach house on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu. Betrayal is at the center of this novel—by friends, longtime boyfriends, parents—and Sloane grapples with the possibility of forgiveness under especially painful circumstances: Mick, Sloane’s best friend from childhood, is pregnant, and Sloane’s boyfriend, Tyler, was the other party involved. It’s a situation that could be ripped from a soap opera, yet debut author Schneider steers the story away from melodrama, instead focusing on Sloane’s time in Hawaii, seeing old friends and making new ones while enjoying the recreation the islands have to offer. The introduction of a romance with a boy named Finn heightens Sloane’s conflicting feelings about her past, but also allows her to see Mick’s and Tyler’s betrayals with new eyes and sympathetic distance. Through Sloane and everyone who orbits her, Schneider examines betrayal from many angles, as well as the myriad ways that people hurt one another and how one teenager moves forward to see new romance and hope in her future. Ages 12–up. Agent: Lisa Grubka, Fletcher & Company. (May)