Fifteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton

A sweet, one-sitting read that would make you wish of summers that last forever 

Fifteenth Summer 
By Michelle Dalton
Simon Pulse | 249 pages
There’s no lovelier way to read this book than having the rays of the sun warm your skin and a light breeze to cool it off almost simultaneously. Sometimes, the outside elements can help improve your level of enjoyment with certain books. Such is the case for Michelle Dalton’s Fifteenth Summer. 
If I could describe this book in one word, I’d chose uncomplicated. The writing, the characters, the relationships, the story line – all added up to this fun and sweet novel set along the shores of Lake Michigan. I think that Michelle Dalton has written a novel especially made for summer reads: light, fluffy and sweet. After all, who wants to be crying their eyes out while enjoying the nice weather outside? I most certainly do not.
I’m helplessly in love with well-read, book nerd characters. They speak my language and I get them easily. Chelsey and Josh are those characters. Josh scored brownie points for working at a quirky bookstore; while Chelsey scored big by simply mentioning Peeta Mellark. They can also make fun of books as only bookworms could do. 
There wasn’t much drama going on here even if the author tried to add a sprinkle of it. Basically, set yourself up with a nice beach lounger out in your yard and be prepared to get curious looks from the neighbours because of that stupid grin that you will be sporting for the next hour or two that you would be reading this book. And yes, unfortunately, summer romances doesn’t end with the characters continuing on their romance when school starts. But pay no mind, Dalton ended this book in a lovely way. Over all, Fifteenth Summer is a wonderful addition to your summer reading list.
My rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
  • Sounds like the kind of book I have been enjoying slipping between larger more involved reads. The way you describe it makes it hard to not add this to my shelves, giving me another light/uncomplicated read for the summer. Great review <3

  • I've actually had Sixteenth Summer forever and now after you thoroughly devoured this up, I think I will have to add both books to my Summer reading pile. They sound utterly adorable! Lovely review Joy! 🙂

  • Ooh I think I'd love Chelsey and Josh! I'm a big sucker for book nerd characters. 🙂 Great review!

  • I just finished this book yesterday and I totally agree with you! The best word to describe it is uncomplicated because there wasn't any real drama or problems in it. It was just plain cute and adorkable!
    You can check out my review on my blog if you want to (:

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

  • I'm always looking for great summer fun reads and this sounds like a great one! 🙂