Friday, November 18, 2016

One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

One Paris Summer 
by Denise Grover Swank
352 pages
Published by Blink

Plot: When Sophie and Eric’s father moved to Paris a year ago, the last thing they expected was to be coming to Paris for the summer to attend his wedding!  It’s even worse when their soon to be stepsister, Camille, is doing everything she can to make Sophie wish she never came.  The only thing keeping Sophie sane is the fact that her father promised to provide her a piano in order for her to practice for an upcoming competition.  But, when her father fails to come through with his promise, Sophie is lucky enough to meet a boy who can help.  The only problem is, this boy is friends with Camille, and Camille is not very fond of Sophie.  Can Sophie’s summer get any worse?

Review: One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank was such a fun read!  Sophie and Eric have to spend the summer in Paris with their dad who is going to get remarried and it is not something they are looking forward to. There is a lot of hurt and anger towards their father and when Sophie's dad fails to deliver his promise to provide her with a piano to practice for a competition, it makes it even worse.  In addition, her soon to be step-sister, Camille, is making Sophie’s life miserable. Luckily, a cute Parisian boy named Mathieu comes to her rescue by offering his mother’s piano to practice on.  Swank does a great job in portraying the feelings of real teenagers. Lots of drama, young love, sibling rivalry, and family issues makes this story connect well with readers and makes it even harder to put down! Recommend for 14 and up.

Rating: 4 Hearts

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