Brief Summary: Over the course of four summers together, Charlotte and Nathaniel become best friends, share firsts, mend broken hearts, protect each other’s secrets, overcome tragedies…fall in love. And say goodbye…
This was a cute, cozy, bury-yourself-in-a-comforter, grab-a-cup-chicken-noodle-soup, and settle in read. The main character, Charlie, was so well-written that at times my tummy tightened in a knot as I felt her little heart break. Sometimes her naivete was a bit over written, but then it all worked out in the end and if I just make myself remember I am reading a teenager's perspective then all is well.
The plot twist for the final summer was a little lame in my opinion and I felt like it was supposed to be a 'lesson' shoved in to the reader's face. Which is fine. I just don't like things over the top. (And it was obvious to me, but whatever).
Still, it was a good book for a rainy day or when you're on your 2nd day of PMS and want to dig in and feel the young love with hurts.