Monday, October 3, 2016

ONE PARIS SUMMER by DENISE GROVER SWANK

If you're a fan of Anna and the French Kiss then I think you'll enjoy this book. They are very similar, but One Paris Summer is still unique all on its own. Sophie and her brother, Eric, are being forced to attend their father's wedding in Paris. They aren't happy about this since their father just left their family only a year ago, but of course they don't have any other choice but to go.

I really liked Sophie. She's intelligent, kind, and passionate. She definitely has her flaws, but they make her incredibly relatable because we've all been in that awkward stage of high school where you're still so unsure of yourself. I even liked Eric, he reminded me a lot of my own brother and I enjoyed their dynamic together.

As the story progresses, we meet Sophie's new stepmom and stepsister. While the family tries to blend and navigate their summer together, well there's lots of drama. One of my favorite parts about this story was how family was one of the main focuses of the book. Yes there was romance and friendships, but seeing how Sophie fixed her life within her family was always an important element throughout the story.