Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release: April 19, 2011
Source: Fine Print
Purchase: (RJ Julia | Simon)
Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family's beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive....
The reason I wanted to read Invincible Summer was because of Hannah Moskowitz. She is one of the coolest and most awesome people I know and I just wanted to support her and her writing. And I was genuinely worried I wouldn’t like Invincible Summer, because I didn’t want to dislike it and hurt her in any way—she’s that awesome. But I loved Invincible Summer. I loved it more than I can portray in this review.
The plot of this book was great. Throughout the four summers, you learn more and more about each character. Though you are only catching glimpses of their life, you feel as though you have genuinely grown up with them. The real story isn’t about the girl or the guys or any of that. What this book is really about is family. It’s a brilliant story of love, loss, and what it truly means to be a family.
I loved Hannah Moskowitz’s writing. It was raw and real and I genuinely felt as though the story was realistically portrayed from Chase’s point of view. I loved the Camus quotes that were such a vital role in this story, and how well Moskowitz was able to blend them into the plot. Reading this has encouraged me to read Hannah’s other book, Break, and certainly has me on the look out for her future novels.
I don’t think I can even do a good job talking about the characters, since they are more than just characters to me. Chase was the perfect protagonist for this story, and he was portrayed very well. Noah, Claudia, Bella, Shannon, Gideon, they were all so real to me. I felt so much emotion radiating from the characters that I think part of me believes I really know them. See, this book is clearly driving me insane.
Invincible Summer is definitely one of my favorite books. It has a great story that deals with family, loss, love, and so much more. The writing was brilliant and raw, as were the characters. I will admit that I was crying throughout the end of the book. It is that good.