FC: Christina Monroe 2nd English 1
1: Summer Boys
2: Hailey Abbott Summer Boys
3: Setting: This story is set in Maine at Pebble Beach where the Tuttles rent three summer houses.
4: Summary: Jamie Tuttle and her three cousins are back to Pebble Beach for another hot steamy summer. Jamie reunites with last summer boy, Ethan, Jamie's post to be boyfriend for the past year; but everything changes when he tells her that they just been friends the whole time. For her three cousins Beth, Ella, and Kelsi; Ella is caught in a bind when she falls head over heals over heals for Peter. Now Peter is her sister Kelsi's new hot lead singer summer boyfriend. Kelsi thinks peter is the one but all that changes when he tells her if there relationship don't go to the next level then it's over. After their breakup, Ella comes along and hooks up with Peter behind her sisters back. Beth this summer hopes to find love but realizes that she is in love with her best friend George. She thinks its to late to tell him her feelings because he finds a summer, diet coke drinker, blond, named Cara at the beach. She goes through the whole story hiding her feeling from him until the last night that she was going to be there because the night before was Georges birthday bonfire, he got drunk and kissed her and she felt something magical. George ends up feeling the same way. When summer is all over, Kelsi leaves with a broken heart, Ella leaves with regret , Jamie leaves with feelings for Scott(one of Ethan friends) and Beth leaves with a long distance relationship with George.
5: Theme: The Theme of the book Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott was that summer is a fun season but don't rely the next summer to be like the last if you made new friends or meet someone new because things and people change. Also, another thing is if you make a choice and then regret it don't regret it and make it into this big emotional distress . Live from your mistakes and move on with your life. When you get older look back at it and encourage people not to make the same mistakes you did when you where little. The central idea in the book is in real life there are allot of breakups hook-ups and fights but that life so get over it.
6: Characters: Jamie Tuttle- a 16 yr. old girl that has a figure like Avril but not like Christina. She has black curly poofy hair, dark green eyes, and likes to journal. Ella- Jamie's cousin and also Kelsi's little sister. She looks like one of the Paris Hilton twins but less skinny, has blond hair and she looks like she would lead a pack of hoochie-mama dancers in a hip hop video. Kelsi- Ella's good girl older sister who is dating Peter. She thinks he's the one but it all turns out thats all he wants from her. Beth- Jamie's athletic cousin, who is in love with George. She is tall, lean, skinny, has blond hair, but few shades darker than Ella's. George- Beth's friend for 10 years and soon to be lover. He meets a summer girl named Cara which brings tension between Beth and him.
8: Conflict(s): The internal conflict in this novel is when Jamie gets heartbroken and she goes though all emotions and depression. She thought that her and her last summer boy Ethan was boyfriend and girlfriend, but got it all wrong. She cried because she loved him, and depression came along because she lost her virginity to him. An external conflict in this novel was when Jamie and Than was arguing about them some what not being together. Jamie didn't understand because they talked , emailed all throughout the year, but all Ethan said was she took it as more than that and they had some good times but they were just friends. After arguing, they settled as friends.
9: Resolution(s): The resolution to the internal conflict was that Ella came over and they had a girls night. Jamie forgot about all the emotional pain and stress and had fun. For the external conflict, Jamie went to Ethan's party, got drunk to solve her troubles with him and ended up falling for Scott( Ethan's Friends). They kissed, she wanted more, but he said no because she was too drunk.
10: Hailey Abbott: Hailey Abbott is a author from southern California and now lives in New York City. Her first novel happened to be Summer Boys. Hailey also spends most of her time writing or at the beach. Her books focuses on Teenage romance.
11: Recommendation: I thought that Summer Boys was a good novel. If you like hook-ups, break-ups, drama, and summer then go check this book out. The only thing that I didn't really like was it talked about sex but its a part of life, thats why this book should be for 9th graders and up. The book has a good point because allot of the stuff that happened in the book happens in everyday life. Hook-ups, breakups, and drama occurs in everyday life.