Savannah would be happy to spend the summer in her coastal Carolina town working at the library and lying in a hammock reading her beloved romance novels. But then she meets Jackson. Once they lock eyes, she’s convinced he’s the one—her true love, her soul mate, a boy different from all the rest. And at first it looks like Savannah is right. Jackson abides by her mama’s strict rules, and stays by her side during a hospitalization for severe asthma, which Savannah becomes convinced is only improving because Jackson is there. But when he’s called away to help his family—and seems uncertain about returning—Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and figuratively.
I have been excited about reading this book since I first started talking to Cheryl last summer. And when I got a copy in the mail I was so bummed that I would have to put it off because of school. But boy, was it worth the wait! Just by looking at the cover I knew I would enjoy it as it just captures the mood of the book: it captures the summer in the south.
Even though this was your typical Young Adult book, it was still able to stand alone because of the little extra things in the plot. Things like Savannah's asthma, her mothers strong personality, and even just the environment. All of it makes me wish this story exhisted in real life and I could see it play out in places other than my mind. While reading it I could feel the hot days and her difficulty to breath. You know it is more than just a regular book when an author is able to accomplish that.
Through this book the author has given me a treat: one that I will revisit time and time again. This is a must have for summer reading. On your next trip be sure to pick this one up.