Summer Skin

Summer Skin

Book - 2018
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From Kirsty Eagar, Summer Skin is a young adult novel about a modern-day riot grrl and an alpha male jock who explore love, trust, and double standards against the backdrop of today's hookup culture.

Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked college girl gang are going to get even.

The lesson: Don't mess with Unity College girls.

The target: Blondie, a typical Knights stud, arrogant, cold . . . and smart enough to keep up with Jess.

A neo-riot grrl with a penchant for fanning the flames meets a rugby-playing sexist pig--sworn enemies or two people who happen to find each other when they're at their most vulnerable?

It's all Girl meets Boy, Girl steals from Boy, seduces Boy, ties Boy to a chair, and burns Boy's stuff. Just your typical love story.

Kirsty Eagar expertly handles a searingly honest and achingly funny story about love and sex amid the college hookup culture.

Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250146007
1250146003
Branch Call Number: YA EAGAR K
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 21 cm

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ReadItOutLoud
Nov 15, 2018

ReadItOutLoud thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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DreamerDreamsOn thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 17 and 30

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ReadItOutLoud
Nov 15, 2018

This book sounded like it would a be a darkly sensual YA romp and it lived up to that expectation. Think 50 Shades of Grey for the college set. I would not recommend this title for anyone younger than 17 because of some suggestive material.

Overall I got a little bored with the back and forth nature of the main characters relationship and I couldn't truly visualize the setting of the two colleges. But it was a quick read and had parts that really stood out as very funny, sexy, or just rang very true.

If you like female characters with lots of feminist attitude but still not quite jaded you will like Jess.

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