Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Midsummer's Nightmare- Kody Keplinger

Title: A Midsummer's Nightmare
Author: Kody Keplinger
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: No
Source: 4/5

Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.

Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.

This has to be the most awkward wakeup ever. Whitley wakes up after a one night stand to find out that the gorgeous boy she woke up next to is the son of her father's fiancée. She tries to supress her feelings for him since she will be stuck with him for the summer.

I was a big fan of Keplinger's first book The Duff so I was beyond excited when I got this from the library.

I loved all the awkwardness in this book. Whitley finds out that her father is engaged to a woman she has never met and now Whitley must spend the summer with her and her children. She does not take the news well, she only gets to see her dad once a year and now she has to share him with his new family. She tries to confide to her mother but she is still upset about the divorce and only has bitter things to say about him. Whitley's brother has a new wife and baby and does not always have time for Whitley. She starts to party and tries throwing herself at other men to distract herself from her feelings for her future step-brother. Whitley was pretty selfish, I could see where it came from but I liked that the other characters put her in her place.

The plot was interesting and hilariously awkward. I love how Keplinger will go places most people would be to afraid to go. The plot was pretty twisty and went places I could not even have imagined it would go. I hope that she writes more books soon because I only have one more book of hers to read and I feel like that will not be enough. There is just so many amazing things that happen in this book that I cannot possibly explain them without giving too much away. The only thing I can say is read this as soon as you can.

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