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E's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school Now he's a disable. I ve been teetering between rating stars since I read it There wasn t anything really wrong with it I just didn t fall in love with the story I couldn t really get into the characters This is dual perspective so we get a good feel of what s going on inside each of their headsKate was diagnosed with diabetes a year prior to the start of this book and it s been a big adjustment for her The one person that has been with her through it all has been her boyfriend Shelton who promptly breaks up with her on the very first line of the very first chapter Six weeks before prom total winner right Kate feels betrayed Kate feels upset Kate gets depressed Kate tries to make him jealous with her best friend Jen s cousin Jen s cousin Aidan was honorably discharged from the army at only nineteen after losing his right arm from a bomb What does Aidan think of all this That Kate is an obnoxious high school girl I half agree and half disagreeShe has every right to be hurt about the break up they were together for a year for crying out loud But where she is extremely childish is on her health She doesn t keep up with her insulin lies about her numbers basically deciding that if she pretends she doesn t have diabetes that it will go away Smart thinking Kate She really irritated me with her health Diabetes isn t something you can just do whatever your childish heart desires I mean I understand in a way that she doesn t want to tell the whole world about her diabetes because she doesn t want everyone s pity but she acts like diabetes is like the end all be all cancer that s going to kill her Yeah you have to make tough adjustments Yeah you have to give yourself insulin shots for the rest of your life But come on diabetes Kate was overdramatic about the entire thing Too many times I found myself rolling my eyes and thinking grow up KateAidan was a much much interesting character to read about He didn t join the army because of obligation or for the benefits or the money He joined the army because that was his career That s what he wanted to do with his life And now because of some bomb he is without his career and his dominant arm He s coping with the loss of his arm with the life he planned out He s coping with the loss of his dignity and dealing with the guilt of surviving while his superior did not He has to learn to live again to drive again to dress himself and how to eat and how to do menial tasks all over againThe two of them hang out because Kate wants to abandon her responsibilities and it s not long until they fall for each other Yeah they re love story is cute But in all honesty I wasn t swooning at all It was all so blah So boring They sleep together and it was so lack luster Like that s it I didn t feel any depth Kate passes out because she didn t give herself enough insulin and because she refused to let Aidan whom she slept with whom she supposedly had feelings for someone who was supposed to be open with him that she had diabetes So she gets hospitalized and after Aidan finds out what happened he goes off on her in her hospital room Rightfully so in my opinion Could ve avoided it all KateThere were parts of this book that felt so cheesy so odd Take when Shelton found her in the hallway and administered her insulin for example Like um unrealistic muchThis book was short and lacking I finished it uick and forgot about it just as uick I forgot I read it and forgot to write my review until I looked at my reading challenge I think the most disappointing thing about this book is that it does not take place in summer Not even the end of the book is in summer Prom doesn t even happen in this book Maybe I m just picky but I was kinda hoping that a book with summer in the title would actually take place in the summerYou can read the rest of my review here On Tidy Endings just didn t fall in love with the story I couldn t really get into the characters This is dual perspective so we get a good feel of what s going on inside each of their headsKate was diagnosed with diabetes a year prior to the start of this book and it s been a big adjustment for her The one person that has been with her through it all has been her boyfriend Shelton who promptly breaks up with her on the very first line of the very first chapter Six weeks before prom total winner right Kate feels betrayed Kate feels upset Kate gets depressed Kate tries to make him Flat World Navigation jealous with her best friend Jen s cousin Jen s cousin Aidan was honorably discharged from the army at only nineteen after losing his right arm from a bomb What does Aidan think of all this That Kate is an obnoxious high school girl I half agree and half disagreeShe has every right to be hurt about the break up they were together for a year for crying out loud But where she is extremely childish is on her health She doesn t keep up with her insulin lies about her numbers basically deciding that if she pretends she doesn t have diabetes that it will go away Smart thinking Kate She really irritated me with her health Diabetes isn t something you can A House of My Own Stories from My Life just do whatever your childish heart desires I mean I understand in a way that she doesn t want to tell the whole world about her diabetes because she doesn t want everyone s pity but she acts like diabetes is like the end all be all cancer that s going to kill her Yeah you have to make tough adjustments Yeah you have to give yourself insulin shots for the rest of your life But come on diabetes Kate was overdramatic about the entire thing Too many times I found myself rolling my eyes and thinking grow up KateAidan was a much much interesting character to read about He didn t Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, join the army because of obligation or for the benefits or the money He El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro joined the army because that was his career That s what he wanted to do with his life And now because of some bomb he is without his career and his dominant arm He s coping with the loss of his arm with the life he planned out He s coping with the loss of his dignity and dealing with the guilt of surviving while his superior did not He has to learn to live again to drive again to dress himself and how to eat and how to do menial tasks all over againThe two of them hang out because Kate wants to abandon her responsibilities and it s not long until they fall for each other Yeah they re love story is cute But in all honesty I wasn t swooning at all It was all so blah So boring They sleep together and it was so lack luster Like that s it I didn t feel any depth Kate passes out because she didn t give herself enough insulin and because she refused to let Aidan whom she slept with whom she supposedly had feelings for someone who was supposed to be open with him that she had diabetes So she gets hospitalized and after Aidan finds out what happened he goes off on her in her hospital room Rightfully so in my opinion Could ve avoided it all KateThere were parts of this book that felt so cheesy so odd Take when Shelton found her in the hallway and administered her insulin for example Like um unrealistic muchThis book was short and lacking I finished it uick and forgot about it Fragonard Art and Eroticism just as uick I forgot I read it and forgot to write my review until I looked at my reading challenge I think the most disappointing thing about this book is that it does not take place in summer Not even the end of the book is in summer Prom doesn t even happen in this book Maybe I m Mao Zedong just picky but I was kinda hoping that a book with summer in the title would actually take place in the summerYou can read the rest of my review here

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All they have in common is that they're less than perfect And all they're looking for is the perfect distractionKate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and sh. 25 STARS Something Like Normal was easily one of the most enjoyable New Adult books I ve read this year and I was fully under the impression that this will be following a similar vein but with heavier emotional heft as the hero AidanAiden it varies Connelly not only suffers from PTSD but also lost an arm from his tour in Afghanistan and the heroine Kate Walker a distant family acuaintance was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Such heavy potential right there which unfortunately kept at being all potential none kinetic I just dropped some Physics right there Recognize peopleBecause apart from protesting about carrying a big bag containing her diabetes paraphernalia You don t understand It s forever Kate is reeling from getting dumped by her Princeton bound Obama wannabe boyfriend for a cheerleader She really needs a distraction from all that heartache and responsibility to keep herself alive And that s where AidanAiden comes in Who also needs a distraction from the things that he s actively avoiding from doing like figuring out what to do with his life now that he s a veteran At nineteen Or visiting the widow of the guy who ended up dead beside him when his arm was blasted off And he really needs someone to say to his face that he has one arm which Kate luckily loves doing while not telling AidanAiden her condition And from there you can pretty much surmise where things will go and how things will pan out This was told in alternating POVs between Kate and AidanAiden in a back and forth manner which is never my favorite storytelling device because it doesn t necessarily serve the progression of the story best but just feels like something done for symmetry This is my first read form this author and the writing wasn t exceptionally good but wasn t offensive either Oh wait the sheer number of times or something was usedabused as sentence filler 27 if you re curious Yeah not offensive but cringe worthy nonetheless The dialogue was okay though if I was a seventeen year old girl I d probably be offended by Perry s interpretation of a girl from that ageNow I really really need to be careful here because it is so easy to point the blame at Kate for dragging the story down with her immaturity and selfishness refusing to face the gravity of her disease From the 33 year old vantage point taking shots of insulin everyday indefinitely versus I dunno life altering end organ damage andor certain death that s really not up for discussion However from someone as young as Kate I think I can remotely understand some of her bitterness on her first world problems I can t imagine one of those How awkward would it have made Aidan Some electronic thing strapped to me A small tube inserted in my skin I shudder at how weird and gross that would be Attached Emphasis on the SOME and the REMOTELY And the rest really was completely ridiculous The kind that makes you want to reach into your reading device and smack her senseless She thinks having a disease makes her feel gross I suspect this has a lot to do with the lying down on the public bathroom floor Ewww to administer her insulin because she s scared of needles but knowing Kate s logic about her condition who really knows She has some insatiable need to make herself out as a victim when she doesn t need to And I m not sure someone who doesn t even have any sense of life preservation should be having sex at this point of emotional maturity I mean perish the thought this girl gets pregnantIf this is believable realistic behavior for a seventeen year old is debatable because the only seventeen year old girls I know right now are all book characters who have either survived dystopian conditions or FUBAR families And I think this is where the book falters a lot Kate wasn t made into anybody else but the diabetic girl moping about her condition flirting with the one armed guy That even when AidanAiden recognizes Kate s immaturity and the book relies heavily on that precedent to excuse her behavior even when it better serves to contrast Kate s growth as a character I just can t understand or sympathize with her Even if she s a not really so young girl with her whole life ahead of her burdened with the responsibility of proactively keeping herself alive That is still asking for far too much from me I don t know if it was Kate s terrible character that made AidanAiden the better half of the story Although I m wondering view spoiler the morning after they had sex the first thing he does is take a phone photo with Kate hide spoiler Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin just broken up with her and sh. 25 STARS Something Like Normal was easily one of the most enjoyable New Adult books I ve read this year and I was fully under the impression that this will be following a similar vein but with heavier emotional heft as the hero AidanAiden it varies Connelly not only suffers from PTSD but also lost an arm from his tour in Afghanistan and the heroine Kate Walker a distant family acuaintance was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Such heavy potential right there which unfortunately kept at being all potential none kinetic I Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series just dropped some Physics right there Recognize peopleBecause apart from protesting about carrying a big bag containing her diabetes paraphernalia You don t understand It s forever Kate is reeling from getting dumped by her Princeton bound Obama wannabe boyfriend for a cheerleader She really needs a distraction from all that heartache and responsibility to keep herself alive And that s where AidanAiden comes in Who also needs a distraction from the things that he s actively avoiding from doing like figuring out what to do with his life now that he s a veteran At nineteen Or visiting the widow of the guy who ended up dead beside him when his arm was blasted off And he really needs someone to say to his face that he has one arm which Kate luckily loves doing while not telling AidanAiden her condition And from there you can pretty much surmise where things will go and how things will pan out This was told in alternating POVs between Kate and AidanAiden in a back and forth manner which is never my favorite storytelling device because it doesn t necessarily serve the progression of the story best but Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark just feels like something done for symmetry This is my first read form this author and the writing wasn t exceptionally good but wasn t offensive either Oh wait the sheer number of times or something was usedabused as sentence filler 27 if you re curious Yeah not offensive but cringe worthy nonetheless The dialogue was okay though if I was a seventeen year old girl I d probably be offended by Perry s interpretation of a girl from that ageNow I really really need to be careful here because it is so easy to point the blame at Kate for dragging the story down with her immaturity and selfishness refusing to face the gravity of her disease From the 33 year old vantage point taking shots of insulin everyday indefinitely versus I dunno life altering end organ damage andor certain death that s really not up for discussion However from someone as young as Kate I think I can remotely understand some of her bitterness on her first world problems I can t imagine one of those How awkward would it have made Aidan Some electronic thing strapped to me A small tube inserted in my skin I shudder at how weird and gross that would be Attached Emphasis on the SOME and the REMOTELY And the rest really was completely ridiculous The kind that makes you want to reach into your reading device and smack her senseless She thinks having a disease makes her feel gross I suspect this has a lot to do with the lying down on the public bathroom floor Ewww to administer her insulin because she s scared of needles but knowing Kate s logic about her condition who really knows She has some insatiable need to make herself out as a victim when she doesn t need to And I m not sure someone who doesn t even have any sense of life preservation should be having sex at this point of emotional maturity I mean perish the thought this girl gets pregnantIf this is believable realistic behavior for a seventeen year old is debatable because the only seventeen year old girls I know right now are all book characters who have either survived dystopian conditions or FUBAR families And I think this is where the book falters a lot Kate wasn t made into anybody else but the diabetic girl moping about her condition flirting with the one armed guy That even when AidanAiden recognizes Kate s immaturity and the book relies heavily on that precedent to excuse her behavior even when it better serves to contrast Kate s growth as a character I I Love You Almost Always just can t understand or sympathize with her Even if she s a not really so young girl with her whole life ahead of her burdened with the responsibility of proactively keeping herself alive That is still asking for far too much from me I don t know if it was Kate s terrible character that made AidanAiden the better half of the story Although I m wondering view spoiler the morning after they had sex the first thing he does is take a phone photo with Kate hide spoiler

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D young veteran struggling to embrace his new life When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached But could they be right for each other after all. Actual rating 25 stars This book is actually uite a hard one to write a review for because on one hand it s not a bad book but I don t particularly like it either because I couldn t connect with the characters and the entire story is just kinda like bland pasta not terrible enough for you to hate it but also doesn t leave a good impressionNow lets talk about the charactersKate At the start I didn t really mind Kate at all She was your typical YA heroine and I was just like yeah yeah whatever she s not too bad I can deal with her And then I started to see her annoying selfish side when she doesn t take her medication and argues with her mum and dad when they ground her and take away her car because her health is in dangerNow I can understand where Kate is coming from She s been diagnosed with type one diabetes and she just wants to be normal like everyone else so she pretends that she doesn t have it What I m frustrated with is that she never ever thinks about the conseuences of her actions such as not taking her medication and how serious her illness is until Aidan confronts her about it and she s suddenly like oh My illness is actually serious I could die Wow I m probably being insensitive about this but it just feels as if she suddenly realised all this and gets her act together only because Aidan found out and was disappointed with herAidanAidan was a slightly better character than Kate though in my opinion still kinda bland Aidan lost his right arm when he was in the army and unlike Kate who wants to pretend everything is normal Aidan is frustrated with how everyone is treating him like he is normal You would think that due to Kate s illness and Aidan s disability that they would help and balance each other out but since Aidan only finds out about Kate s condition at the end of the book it s mostly just Kate helping Aidan overcoming his issue with his lost arm and even that was just skimming the surfaceI also felt that while Aidan and Kate s attraction to each other was developed decently it could ve been developed further before they realised they had feelings for each otherOther charactersThe secondary characters are all uite flat and one dimensional to me such as the ex boyfriend Sheldon that name just reminds me of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory and lets just say it s not good who is presented as this neat organised preppy dude like it s a bad thing and apart from Kate telling me how she misses the way he stares at her I don t even know why she liked him in the first placeThe best friend Jen wasn t developed any further than her basic purpose which was to hook Aidan and Kate together and uh yeah this is the same with Kate s sister and Aidan s mother where their main purpose is to push those two togetherThis is not a terrible book but I don t think it s a memorable one Comparing this to Something Like Normal which is also a contemporary love story about a guy who gets discharged from the army The summer I found you I never once got the summer vibe pales in comparison But yeah if you re bored still check this outI received this book in return for an honest review via Netgalley Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding just like yeah yeah whatever she s not too bad I can deal with her And then I started to see her annoying selfish side when she doesn t take her medication and argues with her mum and dad when they ground her and take away her car because her health is in dangerNow I can understand where Kate is coming from She s been diagnosed with type one diabetes and she Love is Blind just wants to be normal like everyone else so she pretends that she doesn t have it What I m frustrated with is that she never ever thinks about the conseuences of her actions such as not taking her medication and how serious her illness is until Aidan confronts her about it and she s suddenly like oh My illness is actually serious I could die Wow I m probably being insensitive about this but it Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia just feels as if she suddenly realised all this and gets her act together only because Aidan found out and was disappointed with herAidanAidan was a slightly better character than Kate though in my opinion still kinda bland Aidan lost his right arm when he was in the army and unlike Kate who wants to pretend everything is normal Aidan is frustrated with how everyone is treating him like he is normal You would think that due to Kate s illness and Aidan s disability that they would help and balance each other out but since Aidan only finds out about Kate s condition at the end of the book it s mostly Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch just Kate helping Aidan overcoming his issue with his lost arm and even that was Catching Fire just reminds me of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory and lets The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) just say it s not good who is presented as this neat organised preppy dude like it s a bad thing and apart from Kate telling me how she misses the way he stares at her I don t even know why she liked him in the first placeThe best friend Jen wasn t developed any further than her basic purpose which was to hook Aidan and Kate together and uh yeah this is the same with Kate s sister and Aidan s mother where their main purpose is to push those two togetherThis is not a terrible book but I don t think it s a memorable one Comparing this to Something Like Normal which is also a contemporary love story about a guy who gets discharged from the army The summer I found you I never once got the summer vibe pales in comparison But yeah if you re bored still check this outI received this book in return for an honest review via Netgalley


10 thoughts on “The Summer I Found You

  1. says:

    25 STARS Something Like Normal was easily one of the most enjoyable New Adult books I've read this year and I was fully under the impression that this will be following a similar vein but with heavier emotional heft as the hero AidanAiden it varies Connelly not only suffers from PTSD but also lost an arm from his tour in Afghanista

  2. says:

    See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsMini ReviewMy belief is that if you want to write an effective story about fatal illnesses you don't want your story to be too short I feel that 250 pages is too short for a book that deals with these types of topics as they do call for detail and emotional build ups The Summer I Found You held a lot of pote

  3. says:

    Review This is my third Jolene Perry book and I have to say I think she is a favorite of mine I really enjoyed The Summer I Found You and had a hard time putting it downKate is dealing with being broken up with and her Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis Aidan is struggling with losing is his arm in Afghanistan and what to do now that he won't a lifer

  4. says:

    So I've spent the last four hours reading this entire book and wondering a few things1 Is it Aidan or Aiden? Seriously? This is so obvious it's not even Writing 101 It's like Common Sense 101 You should know how

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    Visit YA Book ueens for reviewsNOTE I received this ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review It's extremely difficult for me to review this book for two reasons one I enjoyed this b

  6. says:

    I've been teetering between rating stars since I read it There wasn't anything really wrong with it I just didn't fall in love with th

  7. says:

    Actual rating 25 stars This book is actually uite a hard one to write a review for because on one hand it's not a bad book but I don't particularly like it either because I couldn't connect with the characters and the entire story is just kinda like bland pasta not terrible enough for you to hate it but also doesn't leave

  8. says:

    I was so excited to read this book I mean who wouldn't be when spotting a summery cover when it's like 4 degrees outside? This is a definite seasonal read I must tell you And now when looking back at the outcome I'm very pleased because I did manage to shed some tears of happiness First thoughts DAMN WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ROMAN

  9. says:

    olene Perry is one of those authors where if she writes a book I must read it own it and sniff it So I was so excited when I finally got my hands on a copy of The Summer I Found YouAt first I thought the book was going to be a little weird for me Reading about a guy who lost his arm and a girl with diabetes and their budding romance had me a little on edge How could a one armed guy possibly be sexy? How was this book going to keep me inte

  10. says:

    The Summer I Found You follows through the eyes of 17 year old Kate who has just been dumped by her boyfriend of over a year Shelton

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