Fifteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton

book review

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 4 Stars


Fifteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton


Chelsea isn’t looking forward to her summer at the lake. It’s the first time her family has been there since her grandmother died, and she can’t break out of her funk. But her summer takes a turn for the better when she meets a boy who works in the bookstore. Josh is cute, sweet, funny…and best of all, seems to like her as much as she likes him. As the days pass by in a blur of boat rides, picnics, and stolen kisses, she can’t believe how lucky she is. No one has ever made her feel so special, or so beautiful.

But Chelsea knows her days with Josh are numbered. She’ll be heading home at the end of the summer—and he’ll be staying behind. Will this be Chelsea’s summer of love? Or will it be the summer of her broken heart?

Synopsis from Goodreads


Chelsea Silver is a redheaded 15-year-old with a love for books and writes down any memorable moments. After arriving at the cottage, in California, Chelsea discovers a new and amazing bookstore where she first meets Josh – a tall, mature bookworm that seems to be as distracted as Chelsea is.

Chelsea tries to puzzle together these mixed emotions this mysterious boy keeps giving her and in the end, dreads leaving Bluepointe instead of dreading being there.

For me, Fifteenth Summer was a ⅘ overall star rating.

Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 Stars

Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars

Recommended Reading Age: 12+


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