Wednesday, 27 May 2015

ARC Review: Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash

Author: Sarvenaz Tash
Pages: 304
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Received from: the publisher
Status: Standalone

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Michael is unsure about most things. Go to college? Enlist in the military? Break up with his girlfriend? All big question marks. He is living for the moment and all he wants is a few days at the biggest concert of the summer.

Cora lives in the town hosting the music festival. She's volunteering in the medical tent. She's like that, always the good girl. But there is something in the air at this concert and suddenly Cora finds herself wanting to push her own boundaries.

When Michael and Cora meet, sparks fly, hearts race, and all the things songs are written about come true. And all the while, three days of the most epic summer await them...

Three Day  Summer is a nice summer read, full of romance, laughs, and flourishing relationships despite the limited timeline. It's a book that you can read in a day, but will leave an impact on you, and urge you to go and have the best summer of your life.

The story is a book that not only took me into the lives of two very different characters, but took me to a place in a different time- where music and love were the anthem of the younger generation, and NOT selfies.

When I first received, the book I was expecting a very stereotypical boy-meets-girl insta-love situation. I wasn't expecting, to be taken to WOODSTOCK (hence the title, because it took place in the summer of '69).

I think the setting of the story did play a big role on the development of the characters as well. Michael and Cora told the story in alternating perspectives, and it was nice to have both their sides in this story because we as readers get to know them better, and see how the events that they go through shape who they are.

They were enjoyable characters that I wouldn't mind reading about again, although I don't know how it would compare to the summer they spent together in 1969. Regardless, it was an enjoyable read, and a book I recommend for people to pick up in looking for a nice summer read!

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