When Summer Ends

When Summer Ends
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Release Date
April 09, 2019
Three months
Two changed fates
One chance to fall in love

Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her longtime boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she starts to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance, letting coin flips, card pulls, and rock, paper, scissors make all the hard decisions. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

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This book is everything.

The Story:
Olivia and Aiden have good lives. Olivia has a boyfriend she loves and friends she cares about, but all of that is about to be ripped away when her aunt drops a bombshell that they need to move, leaving behind everything she cares about.
Aiden loves baseball. It's his life. But how can he still play when he's losing his vision? No one understands why he quits the team so he plans to hide out working at his parents tourist shop all summer. He just never expected Olivia to get a job there as well. And he certainly didn't expect to fall for a girl he definitely couldn't have.

What I loved: Just about everything. The relationship between Aiden and Olivia is just so real. They're surrounded by good people who support them. The best part is, they act like teenagers while still showing maturity I love to see in YA books. There is something very heartwarming about this story. It's well-written and engaging with a nostalgic feel of summer vacations.

What was just okay:
I hated Olivia's lying, but I also understood it.

Final Verdict:
A stay-up-all-night kind of read about two kids figuring out who they are that'll leave you smiling long after the last page is turned.
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