Sunkissed

Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Delacorte Press ( Netgalley )

Goodreads: A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn’t as bad as she imagined…and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!

After being betrayed by her best friend, Avery is hoping for a picture-perfect summer. Too bad her parents have dragged her and her sister to a remote family camp for the entire summer. And that’s not even the worst part. Avery also has to deal with no internet, a cute but off-limits staff member, and an always-in-her-face sister.

But what starts as a disaster turns into a whirlwind summer romance as Avery embarks on an unexpected journey to figure out what she truly wants and who she wants to be.

Ope’s Opinion: Kasie West reminded me how much I enjoy a YA read. This one had the perfect pace with wonderful characters. I especially enjoyed that the parents were included, but not intrusive. The sisters relationship was realistic. The romance happened at a natural pace of progression.

I enjoy strong woman characters at the center of stories. Avery may not have started out strong, but she grew during her whole summer at camp. It was great to see her figure out who she was, what she wanted and how to get it without stomping on anyone else.

I would recommend this to any teen and the parent would enjoy reading it too.

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