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Something Like Summer

Something Like Summer  - Jay Bell 2.5 Stars.Here. *hands over GR membership card* It’s at this point that it’s clear I’M the issue. Everyone LOVED this book. Me? I’m just barely above strongly disliking it. I’ll try to do this without any major spoilers:* I didn’t find teenaged Ben or Tim to be that likeable or charming. * The entire “Part 2” portion was slow and boring.* I hate love triangles.* Adult Tim is creepy, overbearing, desperate, borderline pathetic and a stalker.* Adult Ben is irresponsible, overly emotional, inappropriate, and unfaithful. * Jace is perfect. * The writing was ok, but the storyline ALL over the place.* And, and…I will be annoying and say…I TOTALLY CALLED THAT ENDING…for some reason, I just knew that’s what was going to happen exactly as the last few chapters played out…The fact that I didn’t shed a tear when so many of my GR friends were, as they put it, a “weeping mess”…well, if ever I questioned being cold & dead inside, this might prove it true…not a tear dropped…but maybe some f-bombs dropped in frustration.But don’t listen to me…I’m alone on an island…(and PS – I probably WILL read “Something Like Winter”…because I’m curious…and I just like to torture myself…)