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His is so obvious it s not ven Writing 101 It s like Common Sense 101 You should know how to spell your own character s name2 Did this book not have betas Because it has legitimately the worst grammar and punctuation I ve seen in any book ver Someone teach Jolene Perry how to use a comma and apostrophes and uestion marks and proper sentence structure g I m one of the girls who roll her yes very day they wear their cute little uniforms This sentence should be Crown of Stars (Crown of Stars, either referring to the speaker herself I m one of the girls who rolls heryes or referring to the girls as a group I m one of the girls who roll their yes And I m not just being picky here there were so many sentences with such poor wording that I had to read them twice or three times just to figure out what they were trying to say I realize that what I read was a galley and all of this could be fixed by the time the final version is published but I sincerely doubt it Galleys should not have ven been sent out with the book in this condition You know that feeling that you used to get in high school when you had to critiue someone lse s paper and all you wanted to do was rewrite very other sentence to make it flow better and actually you know follow the rules of the English language That was how I felt throughout this whole bookAnd 3 What is with that cover It s not relevant to the book at all Neither for that matter is the title The book does not This Forsaken Earth even take place in the summer It takes place during the school year because howlse would we have been forced to sit through the totally traumatic The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) experience of seeing Kate sx boyfriend with his stereotypical new cheerleader girlfriend or the actually traumatic The Garden of Happy Endings experience of visualizing Kate lying on the disgusting school bathroom floor poking herself with a needle For a girl who complains about feeling gross because she has a disease she sure didn t seem that horrified to be basically guaranteeing herself an infection of some kind by getting the needle that close to all the bacteria that s definitely partying down thereThese things aside though it really is difficult for me to brush off the grammar thing the book was okay The story was not bad but thexecution was Kate and AidanAiden were both self absorbed but what bothers me the most is that Aidan is self absorbed in a way that makes it seem like he is that way because of how much he cares for someone Campfire else and Kate is self absorbed in a way that makes you want to slap her We re supposed to believe that AidanAiden won t go see his sergeant s wife because of how much he thinks he failed him or her but in reality he won t go see her because he doesn t want to be reminded of it Or at least that s what I got out of it I just why attempt to give the male character anxcuse for his selfishness but not the female character This way it just gives people a reason to blame the girl for the book s failures People now get to say that she was annoying and whiny and narcissistic view spoiler God what kind of person avoids her problems to the point where she My Little Blue Dress ends up in the hospital How shallow that she won t consider an insulin tube because of the way it looks Kate stop being so horrible and tell him the truth Stop doing this to your family hide spoiler Actual rating 25 stars This book is actually uite a hard one to write a review for because on one hand it s not a bad book but I don t particularly like itither because I couldn t connect with the characters and the Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars entire story is just kinda like bland pasta not terriblenough for you to hate it but also doesn t leave a good impressionNow lets talk about the charactersKate At the start I didn t really mind Kate at all She was your typical YA heroine and I was just like yeah yeah whatever she s not too bad I can deal with her And then I started to see her annoying selfish side when she doesn t take her medication and argues with her mum and dad when they ground her and take away her car because her health is in dangerNow I can understand where Kate is coming from She s been diagnosed with type one diabetes and she just wants to be normal like Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life everyonelse so she pretends that she doesn t have it What I m frustrated with is that she never Crazy Love ever thinks about the conseuences of her actions such as not taking her medication and how serious her illness is until Aidan confronts her about it and she s suddenly like oh My illness is actually serious I could die Wow I m probably being insensitive about this but it just feels as if she suddenly realised all this and gets her act together only because Aidan found out and was disappointed with herAidanAidan was a slightly better character than Kate though in my opinion still kinda bland Aidan lost his right arm when he was in the army and unlike Kate who wants to pretendverything is normal Aidan is frustrated with how Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society everyone is treating him like he is normal You would think that due to Kate s illness and Aidan s disability that they would help and balanceach other out but since Aidan only finds out about Kate s condition at the nd of the book it s mostly just Kate helping Aidan overcoming his issue with his lost arm and ven that was just skimming the surfaceI also felt that while Aidan and Kate s attraction to ach other was developed decently it could ve been developed further before they realised they had feelings for ach otherOther charactersThe secondary characters
are all uite flat and one dimensional to me such as the x boyfriend Sheldon that all uite flat and one dimensional to me such as the x boyfriend Sheldon that just reminds me of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory and lets just say it s not good who is presented as this neat organised preppy dude like it s a bad thing and apart from Kate telling me how she misses the way he stares at her I don t ven know why she liked him in the first placeThe best friend Jen wasn t developed any further than her basic purpose which was to hook Aidan and Kate together and uh yeah this is the same with than her basic purpose which was to hook Aidan and Kate together and uh yeah this is the same with s sister and Aidan s mother where their main purpose is to push those two togetherThis is not a terrible book but I don t think it s a memorable one Comparing this to Something Like Normal which is also a contemporary love story about a guy who gets discharged from the army The summer I found you I never once got the summer vibe pales in comparison But yeah if you re bored still check this outI received this book in return for an honest review via Netgalley The Summer I Found You follows through the yes of 17 year old Kate who has just been dumped by her boyfriend of over a year Shelton Kate is upset and doesn t know what to do On top of going through the breakup she is still struggling with her Type 1 Diabetes her family is worried about her since she is not taking it seriously and she just wants it to go away The Summer I Found You also follows the New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood eyes of 19 year old Aiden Aiden has just come back from Afghanistan after losing his right arm and his friend Pilot He s having nightmares sweating in his sleep and has no idea what to do with his life now These two will come together in a romance but do they really have something or are they both just usingach other as a distraction from the chaos of their lives Jolene Perry is an author I have loved for along time I have read 4 of her novels now and plan on reading many She is one of my favorite contemporary writers if it be YA novels or NA novels Her novels are always so realis. D young veteran struggling to Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey embrace his new life When Kate and Aidan findach other neither one wants to get attached But could they be right for ach other after all.
Jolene Perry ß 8 downloadReview This is my third Jolene Perry book and I have to say I think she is a favorite of mine I really njoyed The Summer I Found You and had a hard time putting it downKate is dealing with being broken up with and her Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis Aidan is struggling with losing is his arm in Afghanistan and what to do now that he won t a lifer in the Army When Aidan s cousin introduces the two they see ЯED each other as nothing than a distraction from the things in their lives Over time though they grow to be much than thatI really like Kate She wasn t perfect at all and maybe kind of annoying but I still thought that was relatable She was dealing with a breakup she didn t see coming and a diagnosis she hasn t accepted While she was super irresponsible with her Diabetes I think it was her just not coming to terms with it and a lot of that has to do with agematurity level which I can see happeningAidan not only had to deal with losing his arm which is huge in itself but the Army was his life plan He needs to figure out what to do next One thing that I loved about Aidan was his relationship with his mom While he has to love with his aunt and uncle he visited his mom a lot and they had such a cute bondKate and Aidan at first were so unsure ofach other Kate blurts out the first thing on her mind all the time which actually seems to be ndearing to Aidan Everyone one is watching what they say or pretending that he doesn t have one arm and I think Kate just talking and asking uestions actually makes him a bit comfortable overall I liked how the relationship developed and they realized that they actually had feelings for ach other and weren t just distractionsI had two issues with the book though One I wish Kate would have just opened up about her diabetes with Aidan I mean come on he has gone through a lot her will understand Two the book is not set in summer and I don t remember the beach being a thing That cover and title don t make sense Still those are totally minor things I read this super uick and really The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs enjoyed the story the characters and the romanceThis review was originally posted on Rebel Mommy Book Blog I ve been teetering between rating stars since I read it There wasn t anything really wrong with it I just didn t fall in love with the story I couldn t really get into the characters This is dual perspective so we get a good feel of what s going on insideach of their headsKate was dia olene Perry is one of those authors where if she writes a book I must read it own it and sniff it So I was so Moreno excited when I finally got my hands on a copy of The Summer I Found YouAt first I thought the book was going to be a little weird for me Reading about a guy who lost his arm and a girl with diabetes and their budding romance had me a little ondge How could a one armed guy possibly be sexy How was this book going to keep me interested Well I didn t Monsieur Pain even need to ask those uestions because they never crossed my mind once I was actually reading the bookKate is a terrible girl She just found out she has a life threatening disease and she can t be responsiblenough to take her insulin or A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author eat right She is setting herself up to die and I can t find it in me to feel sorry for her Her top priority is worrying about herx dumping her Not that fact that she could slip into a diabetic coma at any secondAiden is awesome Aside from the whole PTSD thing But would you really What If expect a guy who lost his arm and a good friend to be okay To me he seemed pretty good for a guy who went through hell and back He lost his career his future his motivation but he survived in thend He is kind caring and all the things that I don t think Kate deserved at first But they worked together so well and I am glad they found The Exhaustion Breakthrough each otherI really loved how the book combined such trivial high school things with some very tough choices and lifestyles On on hand I can understand Kate just wanting to live a normal life but on the other hand I can t condone her lack of self preservationThending had me worried for a little bit but I am glad it happened the way it did Kate needed a wake up call and I think Aiden was the only one who was able to do that for her Which is uite sad considering they hadn t known The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good each other that long When your FAMILY and FRIENDS cannot convince you to save yourself then you really need to rethink your priorities in lifeUpdate 6292015 I have been thinking about this book a lot lately I adore the author and I love her work so her books are always popping into my head Last night I was thinking about how I have a few different illnesses but most of them I can hide because they are inside I feel like Kate thought she could hide her disability and get away with it which technically she could But it wasn t right of her to do that Aiden can t hide his disability I am torn between right and wrong here I don t normally tell people about my ailments unless they ask or if my one visual ailment is present Oh the one hand I completely understand wanting to hide your flaws But on the other hand Kate was getting into a relationship with a guy who she could somewhat relate to in terms of disabilities But she didn t and I can t fathom why Internal conflict aside I truly thinkveryone should read at least one of Jolene Perry s books They are always deep and beautiful and they have such horrible trials that Supplemental Book each character must over some Her books are very inspiring I know they inspired meOverall I gave the book 55 kitties See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsMini ReviewMy belief is that if you want to write anffective story about fatal illnesses you don t want your story to be too short I feel that 250 pages is too short for a book that deals with these types of topics as they do call for detail and motional build ups The Summer I FOUND YOU HELD A LOT Found You held a lot potential though was failed by the xecution Read lack of depth and unlikable narratorI loved the idea of a girl with Type 1 Diabetes and a guy with only one arm coming together though I knew it was going to be Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners extremely hard to nail down seamlessly Ever since Kate was diagnosed with diabetes she feels annoyed atveryone for treating her like a fragile glass doll Afraid to hurt her always checking on her because of her diabetes She s sick of it She doesn t want to go to the doctor for check ups she s sick of all the mpathetic looks I liked Kate at the beginning she seemed like a convincing teen who just wa Visit YA Book ueens for reviewsNOTE I received this ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in xchange for an honest review It s Bidadari yang Mengembara extremely difficult for me to review this book for two reasons one Injoyed this but there were problems and two I m a critical reader and that plays a huge role in my overall rating of a particular book On one hand I had fun reading this book and it was an njoyable read but on the other hand there were multiple things that annoyed me about The Summer I Found You Making Me Not Want To Give It me not want to give it higher rating than two and a half stars The first thing I need to get of my chest Is Aidan s name spelled Aidan or Aiden Throughout the book there were constant mishaps where both spellings of the name were used This really irritates me I think an author should know the name that they chose for their character specially if said character is the first thing me I was so xcited to read this book I mean who wouldn. All they have in common is that they're less than perfect And all they're looking for is the perfect distractionKate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and sh. ,
T be when spotting a summery cover when it s like 4 degrees outside This is a definite seasonal read I must tell you And now when looking back at the outcome I m very pleased because I did manage to shed some tears of happiness First thoughts DAMN WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE Jolene Perry has written such a freaking awesome story that got me fanning myself because of the feels The feels were honestly outrageous What this book did to me was so different and I wish that there was buzz MORE PEOPLE NEED TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS BOOK AND I WILL BE THE PERSON TO DO IT Jolene Perry is the new Sarah Dessen xcept her stories are from the heart and deal with such tough subjects This all begins when Kate s love of her life suddenly breaks up with her on a random day with no xplanation why And then she sees him with a mystery girl and this obviously breaks her heart Soon after Kate meets Aidan an older guy who lost his arm while fighting in the military He has lost the job that took his life and made it amazing but he now guesses that Kate s made it the best ver But what happens when you have a medical condition such as diabetes and you don t tell the person you love the most You better tell them Kate didn t and well In the The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth end at the same time she became a fighter and stronger than you dver xpect her to become Aidan made her stronger I must admit that I complained of my boredom in the beginning through the middle The book seemed to have such a huge resemblance to While He Was Away by Karen Schreck and I was all Why wasn t this uniue but as I continued reading things happened that made me scream and sueal and fangirl all of the feels that makes a reading xperience Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, even greater Aidan was SO HOT LIKE UGH EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM WAS PERFECT His personality He was so sweet EEE HIM HIM HIM HIS VOICE EVERYTHING DO YOU GET IT I just don t know howlse to describe his perfection because he was there throughout for Kate and they were perfect NOT A DOUCHEBAG WHATSOEVER The concept didn t seem to originally sound like a deep gorgeous romance story But that s what it turned out to become The scenes were interesting and I m the type who loves picture perfect romance so I obviously kept on reading forever and ver until the book was ver I found myself taking it slow and reading it on my own basis because I was so intrigued WHY DID AIDAN DO THIS TO ME Picture perfect romance AIDAN AIDAN a deep story touching moments and did I say Aidan this book was fantastic I wasn t able to let it go and I still imagine what would happen next because Jolene Perry is one of the best writers of chick lit fiction that I ve read this year I NEED MORE This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived check it out for reviews 25 STARS Something Like Normal was The West Transformed easily one of the mostnjoyable New Adult books I ve read this year and I was fully under the impression that this will be following a similar vein but with heavier motional heft as the hero AidanAiden it varies Connelly not only suffers from PTSD but also lost an arm from his tour in Afghanistan and the heroine Kate Walker a distant family acuaintance was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Such heavy potential right there which unfortunately kept at being all potential none kinetic I just dropped some Physics right there Recognize peopleBecause apart from protesting about carrying a big bag containing her diabetes paraphernalia You don t understand It s forever Kate is reeling from getting dumped by her Princeton bound Obama wannabe boyfriend for a cheerleader She really needs a distraction from all that heartache and responsibility to keep herself alive And that s where AidanAiden comes in Who also needs a distraction from the things that he s actively avoiding from doing like figuring out what to do with his life now that he s a veteran At nineteen Or visiting the widow of the guy who nded up dead beside him when his arm was blasted off And of the guy who nded up dead beside him when his arm was blasted off And really needs someone to say to his face that he has one arm which Kate luckily loves doing while not telling AidanAiden her condition And from there you can pretty much surmise where things will go and how things will pan out This was told in alternating POVs between Kate and AidanAiden in a back and forth manner which is never my favorite storytelling device because it doesn t necessarily serve the progression of the story best but just feels like something done for symmetry This is my first read form this author and the writing wasn t xceptionally good but wasn t offensive Paper Chasers either Oh wait the sheer number of times or something was usedabused as sentence filler 27 if you re curious Yeah not offensive but cringe worthy nonetheless The dialogue was okay though if I was a seventeen year old girl I d probably be offended by Perry s interpretation of a girl from that ageNow I really really need to be careful here because it is soasy to point the blame at Kate for dragging the story down with her immaturity and selfishness refusing to face the gravity of her disease From the 33 year old vantage point taking shots of insulin veryday indefinitely versus I dunno life altering nd organ damage andor certain death that s really not up for discussion However from someone as young as Kate I think I can remotely understand some of her bitterness on her first world problems I can t imagine one of those How awkward would it have made Aidan Some VOYAGES DE GRANDE CROISIERE electronic thing strapped to me A small tube inserted in my skin I shudder at how weird and gross that would be Attached Emphasis on the SOME and the REMOTELY And the rest really was completely ridiculous The kind that makes you want to reach into your reading device and smack her senseless She thinks having a disease makes her feel gross I suspect this has a lot to do with the lying down on the public bathroom floor Ewww to administer her insulin because she s scared of needles but knowing Kate s logic about her condition who really knows She has some insatiable need to make herself out as a victim when she doesn t need to And I m not sure someone who doesn tven have any sense of life preservation should be having sex at this point of A Riesling to Die emotional maturity I mean perish the thought this girl gets pregnantIf this is believable realistic behavior for a seventeen year old is debatable because the only seventeen year old girls I know right now are all book characters who haveither survived dystopian conditions or FUBAR families And I think this is where the falters a lot wasn t made into anybody Pookie-Pie: A Sweet Bedtime Story else but the diabetic girl moping about her condition flirting with the one armed guy Thatven when AidanAiden recognizes Kate s immaturity and the book relies heavily on that precedent to xcuse her behavior ven when it better serves to contrast Kate s growth as a character I just can t understand or sympathize with her Even if she s a not really so young girl with her whole life ahead of her burdened with the responsibility of proactively keeping herself alive That is still asking for far too much from me I don t know if it was Kate s terrible character that made AidanAiden the better half of the story Although I m wondering view spoiler the morning after they had sex the first thing he does is take a phone photo with Kate hide spoiler So I ve spent the last four hours reading this ntire book and wondering a few things1 Is it Aidan or Aiden Seriously E's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school Now he's a disable.