Say Yes Summer by Lindsey Roth Culli
Rachel Brooks, class valedictorian, has always excelled. She’s graduated at the top of her class and is heading to the college of her dreams. As she starts her last summer at home, her only plan is to work in her parent’s pizza shop. But while cleaning out her bookshelf, she stumbles upon an old self-help book, A Season of Yes. Taking the advice in the book to heart, Rachel decides to start saying yes to every opportunity. Suddenly Rachel’s summer is transformed, complete with rekindled friendships, new romance, and plenty of mistakes.
Say Yes Summer is told entirely in the first person from Rachel’s perspective. Rachel was a great character, but I loved her family even more! Their adorable pizza store sounded so fun! At one point they introduce something known as an “Ice Cream gondola”, and I desperately wanted to try one.
Say Yes Summer has all the perfect elements of the genre: a love triangle, re-discovering friendships, a crappy, yet endearing summer job, a likable heroine, and young love. It is light and sweet, very PG with the exception of some teen drinking scenes. It’s perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson!
Thank you to Delacorte and Netgalley for my review copy! All opinions are my own.