Wednesday, June 8, 2016

One Paris Summer (Blink) by Denise Grover Swank

Book Description: Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren't betrayal enough, he's about to remarry, and they’re expected to play nice with his soon-to-be wife and stepdaughter. The stepdaughter, Camille, agrees to show them around the city, but she makes it clear that she will do everything in her power to make Sophie miserable.
Sophie could deal with all the pain and humiliation if only she could practice piano. Her dream is to become a pianist, and she was supposed to spend the summer preparing for a scholarship competition. Even though her father moved to Paris to pursue his own dream, he clearly doesn't support hers. His promise to provide her with a piano goes unfulfilled.

My Thoughts:  During the summer months when I have time to relax a little I like a purely "no thought" book...just a fun book.  One Paris Summer is a YA read that is just a light, fun read.  And just so you know, books published under the Blink imprint are intended for a general readership without being overtly Christian.
As the story begins Sophie Brooks and her brother are sent to Paris, France for the summer.  For most teens/people this might be a treat but for Sophie
Her father is about to remarry and Sophie and her brother are to be nice and get to know the "other" family.  But as most of us know stepmothers, step siblings can be a trying ordeal, especially to a teen who feels betrayed by her dad.
Sophie loves playing the piano and she was suppose to spend the summer preparing for her scholarship competition but it seems her dad doesn't have a piano and he doesn't seem to support her choice.
A great read about finding oneself as well as learning that choices do matter and that one "bad" summer doesn't make for a "bad" life.
I thought this was a fun, light read about family relationships.

*This book was provided by BookLook*

  • Series: Blink
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Blink (June 7, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310755166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310755166

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