BEACH BLONDES BOOK
Start by marking “Beach Blondes: June Dreams / July's Promise / August Magic (Summer, #)” as Want to Read: Summer Smith is in for the best summer of her life. Between the cold weather and her boyfriendless existence in Minnesota, Summer is ready for sun, sand, and boys in the. Beach Blondes by Katherine Applegate - Three months. Three guys. One amazing summer. Summer Smith is in for the best summer of her life. Between the cold. Beach Blondes: June Dreams, July's Promise, August Magic (Summer) Paperback – May 6, Between the cold weather and her boyfriendless existence in Minnesota, Summer is ready for sun, sand, and boys in the Florida Keys. Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and.
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Post a Comment. Thursday, February 19, Book Review: Beach Blondes: Three Months. Three Guys. Summer Smith is in for the best summer of her life. Between the cold weather and her boyfriendless existence in Minnesota, Summer is ready for sun, sand, and boys in the Florida Keys.
And by the end of the first day, she has more than enough to keep her busy: Adam , the senator's son, has looks, power, and all the money in the world. Diver , the mystery man, is mellow, intriguing, and definitely unique. And Seth , the perfect guy But with new friends, cute guys, and miles of hot white sand, Summer's in for more trouble than she thinks What i thought: This novel was fantastic!
It is one of the completely original teen novels that were written in the 90s before all of the Gossip Girl and other clone-like novels were released. From the moment you turn the first page, Katherine's got you in her claws not that you have claws, Katherine. Summer's being miserable, Marquez's being sarcastic, Seth's being sexy, Diana's being Depressed with a capital D. Despite this book's length pages , i breezed right through it, and was finished within two days. The plot itself was great, and is clearly geared toward the teen audience.
Applegate wrote this story in a way that, even just focusing on your average teens life, it is completely and utterly gripping, in a way so unlike other teen novels. She created a story that could cause you to read well into the night, despite what it was about: Crazy, roudy teens.
Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 28, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: Let me just start by saying this book was NOT the way I expected it to be.
I mean, just read the discription. Sounds like a boring pointless girl book with pointless girl drama, right? Well, yeah, it was, but don't get me wrong! There was always action and they even took on some serious issues like rape and depression and didn't make OKAY.
There was always action and they even took on some serious issues like rape and depression and didn't make a complete fool of themselves.
Let me just say, I know, Summer wasn't the greatest of heroines, but she didn't act cocky, girly, mean or snotty, she acted like an actual polite human being.
In fact, I really enjoyed this book! View all 3 comments. Apr 28, Emerald Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved the summer fun and the characters but also the serious issues that were dealt with in this series. May 09, Melinda rated it it was amazing.
Perfect summer read.
It is kind of long pages though, so you might not want to read it at the beach Adam, the senator's son, has looks Perfect summer read. Adam, the senator's son, has looks, power, and all the money in the world. Diver, the mystery man, is mellow, intriguing, and definitely unique. And Seth, the perfect guy I first thought it would be similar to "The summer I turned pretty" by Jenny Han, but it's definitely not.
I love them both equally! Oh, and keep in mind that the picture on the cover of the book has nothing with the whole story: It's way better and deeper than that. View 2 comments. Oct 10, Kaeley Little rated it it was amazing. In the book "Beach Blondes", the author did not directly state the purpose for writing this book. I think that the reason the author wrote the book was to inspire teen girls to be them self and that friends should come before boyfriends or else things could become confusing.
Another reason I think that the author wrote this book was to entertain young people and to also keep the readers wanting more. That is why I think that the author chose to write this book.
The author did not directly state t In the book "Beach Blondes", the author did not directly state the purpose for writing this book.
The author did not directly state the theme of this book. Therefore I think that the theme of this story is that not all secrets should be kept to just yourself, some should be let out. If you keep all of your secrets in it won't do anything but make you feel guilty and could possibly put you or someone else in danger, like it did in "Beach Blondes".
That is what I thin that theme is in this story. The style of this book was a description. I do think that using this type of style was effective.
I think that it was effective that author used description because I felt like I was in story because the author was so descriptive about the setting, the appearance of the characters and the thoughts of the characters.
My opinion of the book was that I loved it! What I liked about the book was that it more of my age group and of what I am going through at my age so I could in some ways relate to it. Another thing that I enjoyed about the book was that it always kept me thinking about what was going to happen next.
What I disliked about the book was the length of the story, but it was worth it. The only thing that I would have changed about the book is the ending. In the ending of this book it never actually told what was going to happen to the characters. Finally, I have never read a book like "Beach Blondes". Aug 07, Jennifer Maloney rated it liked it Shelves: It wasn't terrible but I would've edited it a lot differently than it was. For the most part, it was just a bubblegum fun story with not much substance.
Great for some no brainer evenings of fun reading. About the bad editing, there were several parts that repeated themselves almost word for word with other parts in the book, and some instances where there were total misspellings of words or wrong character names used.
So unprofessional, in my opinion! View all 4 comments. May 12, Sophie rated it really liked it Shelves: I had no expectations when starting this book because I hadn't really heard anything about it, I just saw it on sale in my book shop and decided to give it a read. But I was pleasantly surprised. The plot. I really did enjoy the plot.
This book is definitely not your regular summer read, there is a lot of family mystery and drama as well as the typical boy and friend drama as well as rape, depression and suicide which I definitely was not expecting from this book but I did think that it add to th I had no expectations when starting this book because I hadn't really heard anything about it, I just saw it on sale in my book shop and decided to give it a read.
This book is definitely not your regular summer read, there is a lot of family mystery and drama as well as the typical boy and friend drama as well as rape, depression and suicide which I definitely was not expecting from this book but I did think that it add to the storyline.
I loved how the story was told from multipul POV so I could see what all of the characters were thinking and feeling at different points in the book and also the pacing, I thought that the book flowed very well and was a very easy book to get through. But I do think that key points in the book were repeated throughout the book which I thought was un-needed and also that some storylines in the book and the way they turned out were pretty unrealistic. The charcters.
I wasn't really expecting much from the charcters in this book but I was really suprised I thought that they were all very well written and interesting to read about. Summer, I really enjoyed reading about Summer's charcter. I thought that she was a very interesting and relateable character to read about.
I thought that she took everything that happened to her throughout the book very well I liked seeing how she came more out of her shell in the book and even though she made some wrong choices in the book I think ultimately she has come out of her shell a lot more and has changed for the better.
Another charcter that I really enjoyed was Marquez.
I thought that she had a very relateable and interesting personality and I loved reading the story from her POV. I loved her straight to the point attitude and I thought that she was a great friend for Summer to have.
The other characters that I really enjoyed were Seth and Diver. I thought that Seth was a great match for Summer and even though she made some bad choices toward the end of the book he was still there for her. Diver's charcter would have to be my favourite out of these two. Overall this was an enjoyable read, though not my favourite book I have read this summer. But I think this is a promising start to the series and I look foward to reading more of the books.
She wants to get away from the cold. Marquez notices that Summer and the main cook J. They get burns at the exact same time and same place, they say the same things at the same time, and they are always in the same exact mood.
Marquez thinks that J. After Marquez tells Summer about what she notices Summer starts having really weird dreams about a little boy with a red ball getting kidnapped. Then summer meets Diver. Diver has been living there for 14 years. Summer becomes kind of suspicious. Will Summer ever find Jonathan? Katherine Applegate did a really good job relating the book to teenagers. She makes the characters act like teenagers and do stuff that normal teens do.
As I kept reading this book it felt like I was really there with Summer. One thing I really liked about this book is that it is told by 3 perspectives, Summer, Diana, and Marquez. It helped me understand this story a lot better.
I really recommend this book to all girls. Aug 07, Amy Simpson rated it did not like it. Honestly, this book is not very good at all. I actually can't believe I made myself read this whole book, I kept thinking it would get better.
Summer is the most annoying character I have had to read about since Bella in Twilight. Not sure. The ending of the book is completely ch Honestly, this book is not very good at all. The ending of the book is completely cheesy and actually rushed.
You have a page book and you rush the ending? Some of the stories weren't even properly explained at the end.
The worst part was the way the narrator would said Summer almost ever sentence. Okay, I'm not stupid I can tell that its summer talking you don't have to say 'Summer said' 'Summer though' every second.
The only character I liked was Marques, it should have been a novel about her, Unless your like 11, don't waste your time. May 15, Michael rated it did not like it.
I bought this book thinking it would be alot better then today's the book and the story look very promising. The story is about a girl name Summer Smith going to Florida for the summer.
A Tarot card reader tells her she will meet three guys, The perfect one, dangerous and mysterious. We meet Diana, who's depressing after something bad to her. Along the way she make friends with a girl name Marquez and meets three guys name Seth, Adam and Diver.
There were a few errors in the book like with the w I bought this book thinking it would be alot better then today's the book and the story look very promising. There were a few errors in the book like with the writing.
I just felt like the story dragged it and things need to be cut-out. There were a lot few dead spots and I found the story predictable. You could just tell who's she going to be with. Anyways, I would not recommended it to anyone.
I'm not going to bother reading the next one. Feb 27, Alyssa rated it it was amazing. I usually don't buy books like these, that look girly. Reluctantly I bought it, after reading about the 13th page and I was hooked! The dont judge a book by a cover slapped me across the face with this one. It isnt what you think it will be.
I love this book. The ending takes a completely different turn then what I was expecting it was crazy good: Jun 01, Alana rated it it was amazing. I really ended up enjoying this book. Things happen very quickly, you get hooked within the first 20 pages! This was a perfect summer read and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series! I couldn't help but smile and feel warm and fuzzy inside while reading about Summer and Seth, and they added interesting elements to the story so it wasn't just focused on the 3 guys.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable book and I think that it's perfect for those people who love I really ended up enjoying this book. All in all, it was a very enjoyable book and I think that it's perfect for those people who love fun romance novels and reading about summer. Jul 15, Sophia Christina rated it really liked it. I LOVE this series! Its soooo good! It makes me want to move to the Keys and just have a fun time.
This series was actually written in the 90's but they republished it and replaced it with modern day celebrities. They also changed the title of the book and the covers. Beach Blondes is three books of the old series in one. On more info on the old series check out this link! Jul 10, Abigail Woodruff rated it it was amazing. One of those times that you don't just judge a book by it's cover.
Jul 29, Haley Koloski rated it it was amazing. I've had this book and all of the rest of the books in this series on my book shelf for about years, and I had never once read them.
I figured they would just be some boring girly books. While they are "girly", this book had so much going on in it that pulled me in the entire time. There's a lot of real, deep stuff in this book, to put it very, very simply. The perfect summer read. Can't wait to read the rest! Jul 09, Charlotte rated it it was ok. This book borders on three stars.
P Beach Blondes is a compound of three books originally written in It was a fun, cheesy and somewhat dumb summer read. Perfect for hot days when all you're doing is drinking iced tea on the porch. Beach Blondes follows Summer Smith, and pretty much every character gets a bit of their POV at least once a simple girl from Minnesota who has come down to Florida to stay with her aunt and cousin for the summer.
On the plane ride a woman reads her future with This book borders on three stars. On the plane ride a woman reads her future with tarot cards, and Summer is told she'll meet three guys. The dangerous guy, the mysterious guy, and the right guy.
Ensues is a wild summer she will never forget. I definitely felt like a loser at some points, when I realized how little activity I was doing compared to these girls.
That's not a good feeling for the reader, so I did take that into account. You shouldn't feel less than them. This feeling didn't really bother me though, because I wasn't a fan of any of the characters!
They were all annoying, to put it blatantly. Summer the main protagonist was okay at first, but in the third book she seemed to have developed into a worse version of herself. On a side note and somewhat unrelated one, when your boyfriend calls you pathetic, you do not agree!! As for the cheesiness, e. Lianne's revenge plot it didn't really affect the book overall. It was cute at some points, like Seth and Summer's romance.
The aspects that really saved the book for me were the climaxes and resolutions. Because it was three books originally, the little surprising points were spaced out perfectly. Katherine Applegate is very good at writing plot twists you never saw coming, but were fairly obvious afterward.
They saved the book for me. I'll probably read the rest of the series, although I recommend it to only the people who don't mind spending several days reading each book.
It took me nearly a week to read Beach Blondes, and I can normally finish a ish page book in two days. If you are willing to take your time, I do think you'll enjoy this book! Jul 09, Kim Smiley rated it liked it. What a long book but i finished it in 2 days. This book is about Summer.
She lives in Minnesota and has the chance to spend her summer vacation with her Aunt and cousin at their home in Crab Claw Key Florida. She's sohappy to go and get away from all the cold and snow. On the plane down there, she meets a guy who ends up kissing her in the photo booth in the airport once they land. She is surprised but he is cute. But she doesn't know if she'll even see him again. Then as soon as she sees her aunt and her less than thrilled cousin Diana, her aunt is off on a book tour and will be gone for a week.
Diana thinks its funny to put Summer in the stilt house instead of the mansion they live in. Summer doesn't care since she's not in Minnesota and alls he wants to do is get a job and a tan.
Beach Blondes (Summer: Book 1)
So that's what she sets out to do. She meets a girl named Marquez on her way to find a job. This girl helps her get one at the restaurant she works at.
So they become fast friends. This book has a lot of storyline going on. Marquez is broken up with J. Diana is going through something completely major. So bad she contemplates nightly if it will be the night she swallows a bottle of pills to end it all. Summer has met 3 guys. The one from the plane, Seth, who is known down there for his summer trips. Adam who is Diana's ex-boyfriend who takes an instant interest in her, and Diver, an 18 yr.
All of these characters are entertwined into this storyline that makes one very good page read. Parts of this storyline I figured out way before they were unveiled, but it was fun finding out that I was right all along! I see there is a second book that I'm going to have to find, since my library doesn't have it!The Summer of Skinny Dipping. So bad she contemplates nightly if it will be the night she swallows a bottle of pills to end it all.
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