Review: Four Summers by Nyrae Dawn

17666999Blurb from Goodreads

Charlotte Gates is tired of being Charlie Rae. She loves the lake she was raised on, their rental cabins, and spending her nights under the stars…but inside she yearns for more.

After his freshman year, Nathaniel Chase’s family spends their first summer at The Village. From the beginning Charlotte intrigues him. She’s the girl who always says what’s on her mind, wins at night games, and each time she looks through her telescope, gets lost in the sky.

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…

Charlie wants out of The Village. Nate wants her to have her stars. And they dream of being able to do it all together. But life isn’t as easy as their summers.

Each summer is told in alternating points of view between Charlie and Nate. Journey with the pair, and their friends, as they share their story about growing up, discovering who they are, making tough choices, and falling in love again and again.

Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published April 27th 2013 by Nyrae Dawn
edition language: English
genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
My Thoughts
I like reading book with first POV and love if it has multiple POV. It makes me more understand and feel the characters. This book has 2 POV, Charlotte’s and Nathaniel’s. What makes it more interesting to me is those POV doesn’t alternating in each chapter, just I usually read in other books, instead it takes turn in each summer. It has four parts or four summers, in each summer Charlotte and Nathaniel take turn tell the story from their eyes. Hence, I don’t have to read the same scene from different eyes because both Charlotte and Nathaniel have their own story.Four summers mean four years for the characters to tell their stories. In those four years, I can really see how they grow up. I can see the awkward teenager, first boy crush in Charlotte as much as a boy-turn to be a man in Nathaniel. And so does with other characters, they all grow up in The Village and the way Nyrae Dawn write, makes me believe it. Although I can guess of what happened with one of the characters

from the beginning of the story, she doesn’t make me sure of it. I mean there are moments when I doubt it. It’s how good she wrote it.This is slow-paced kind of book, but in a good way. The paced is needed to build the story, to see the characters are growing up and learn from their mistakes. In the end, the book is like the summer it selves, we want it to be slow so we can take time to enjoy it.

Result: 3.5 stars
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