Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: The Summer Remains by Seth King - 5-Stars

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app - and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

Sometimes we are lucky enough to come across a book that touches the very center of our heart and soul. Its sheer beauty leaves a lasting impression. It's a story you think about long after you've read it. When you do think about it, you can't help but feel a wave of emotions. There are only a few other books I have read in my life so far that I can honestly say has left a mark on me. I place them at the very top of my bookshelf, because they are perfection to me. The Summer Remains by Seth King is now one of those books

Where do I even begin with the story of Summer Johnson and Cooper Nichols? These are two characters I fully fell in love with. Summer is a smart, witty, funny, loving person who is dealt a bad hand health wise, but still lives life. Cooper is the beautiful, smart, surfer, full of random information, that deals with his own personal issues. The connection between the two is what make this a standout book. I loved reading their conversations and the love they shared for the same things. It's a seamless connection. I don't want to mention too much and ruin anything,  because this is a book that you will want and need to experience.  Believe me, this is not a story you are going to want to miss.

Seth King does a magnificent job with The Summer Remains. He captures the essence of the millennial generation perfectly. The writing and dialogue are fresh, smart, and funny. Seth is a brilliant and natural writer. You will no doubt laugh, cry (grab a box of tissue), get angry, love, hope, and experience so much more when you read it. As you read it, you will  feel all the love and soul he has put into this book that was inspired by his brother. There are not enough words to describe how I feel about The Summer Remains.  It is undoubtedly a beautiful and breathtaking story that leaves you will an important message, to simply love and live.

" is the most grandest and challenging adventure of all."


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