I was confused at first whether to give this book 3 stars or 4 stars. I realized eventually that this book is very well written even if I really disliked the characters. Endless Summer contains two books. The first is The Boys Next Door and the next is, of course, Endless Summer.
Lori is a girl who has grown up next to the Vader boys her entire life, so she’s one of the guys. This is about all that I liked about her. I kind of perceived her as a slut. In the first book, she talked about Sean way too much and it got so annoying. She made me so angry with hr decisions. She just couldn’t see what was right in front of her and she really needs to grow up. By the end of the book, I still think she has a lot of maturing to do as well as the rest of the characters. The only boy that I somewhat liked was Adam. I didn’t like him from the beginning, liked him in the middle, hated him towards the end, and then ended up liking him at the end.
This book is just like an emotional roller-coaster. It was crazy. One thing Jennifer Echols knows how to do is make scenes very interesting and detailed which I loved. I couldn’t stop reading even though the characters just got on my nerves. This is what makes a good book though. When the reader has such a high opinion of characters, it’s a good thing. In the second book, we saw the story through Adam’s point of view and Lori’s. I really liked that, because I could understand Adam a little more.
Endless Summer is the exact kind of book you would expect to read of immature 16 year olds and that was kind of the whole point of the book. The characters needed to grow up and realize their mistakes.
The Cover: I think the model of Lori on the cover portrays her perfectly as well as the boy who I am assuming is playing one of the Vader boys. It’s simple and sweet.