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Cherokee Summer

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TW: Alcoholism.
Okey I thought this book was going to be adorable and cute, with a little mystery in it. Yes it was somewhat cute, but the romance was weird and well…not cute.  Ace the female main character was adorable, taking care of her autistic. She was an interesting, fun character but Cameron, wich is to believed is her boyfriend/ friend, depends who you ask; is creepy. Heck, even Ace says Cameron is creepy. That said John is not any better, he`s rude to his elders and I didn`t get a very nice vibe from him. I couldn`t exactly see John and Aimee together. They story tackle the abusive home, racism and more. That said the ending wasn`t great, to make John be accepted by her family…yeah that was a hard pass. Though I adored Ace & Zack`s relationship, how she took care of him and how he was, so cute. But it didn`t make me wanna give the story more stars than this.
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I wanted to love this book.  It wasnt a bad book and I liked it, just was more hopeful that it would be a new favorite.
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Complementary copy given for honest review.  

I enjoyed this book.  It had me turning page after page.  I must say that I did not like the past tense to present tense back and forth.  It was difficult to follow at times.  But as a whole, this was a sweet book that makes you smile.
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The writing style of this book is what keeps pages turning, its free-flowing, making scenes blend into the next seamlessly.

the characters are great, showing a range of things that families have to deal with, in a unique way.

I enjoyed the representation of the native american people, the inclusion of their culture, language and beliefs.
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I'm giving this book 4 stars
I was excited when I got the book and after I opened it I was sort of disappointed.
I tried getting into the book but the way it was written in present tense genere and it flip flops it just wasn't my cup of tea.
I still recommend the book to someone else for y'all might like it
My thanks to Netgalley for this book
NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own
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Ace is on a family trip due to her father's job for the summer. Another family is invited along. Both mother's have an alcohol problem.i didn't like the arupt switch between characters
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I received this book from NetGalley ik exchange for an honest review.

What a perceft summer read.I love this kind of YA!!
This is the story of Ace & John, two young adults that are going to make you laugh & cry with them!! 
It’s a beautiful well written book. You should check it out. 

Definitely recommend!!
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Thank you to Netgalley for providing me a digital ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.

I was really excited to read this because I have always been fascinated by Native American culture. I greatly enjoyed that aspect of the book and wish even more of it had been included. I also enjoyed the different points of view in the book and Ace's love for her autistic little brother.

I struggled with the insta-love between Ace and John and Ace's mother constantly forcing her on Cameron. The dialogue was pretty cheesy a lot of the time but who's to say that it wasn't just a product of being teenagers.
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So it actually took me a few chapters to get into this book. However I am glad I gave it a chance. It was a very good book when I got into it. So if it starts slow for you give it a chance.
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Cherokee Summer by Susan Anthony reached me on several levels. The reader is taken into the lives of Ace and John. From different worlds these two young adults are brought together during one summer in North Carolina.

Ace is a rich girl from New Jersey and John an American Indian who lives on a reservation in Cherokee, NC.   Like West Side Story they need to deal with prejudices from both sides in addition to parents with addiction issues.

The depths of Ace and John’s hopes and dreams constantly take second place to what everyone else wants and expects. I found myself caught up in their lives and at times laughing with them, crying with them, and often angry on their behalf.

Dreams are difficult to steal if the dreamer is strong. Both Ace and John are over-comers. I recommend Cherokee Summer and hope you will be as touched by the story as I was.
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I enjoyed the beginning of this book. Kind of reminded me of Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume however I thought the ending was pretty stupid and written for a twelve year old,
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I have such a soft spot for stories like this and this one didn't disappoint! Exactly the kind of book I needed while being stressed about uni constantly. Easy to read and takes your mind off of it. Also I really liked the writing in this one!
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I highly enjoyed this book.  It is very well written and the characters are described well.  It was a enjoyable read. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
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I want to start of by thanking Netgalley for providing me a copy of Cherokee Summer for an honest review.

Cherokee Summer is about two teens who come from two different worlds and fall in love. Ace and John might come from different backgrounds but both face similar experiences. Both teen face a mother who is an alcoholic and a father who isn't around much or not at all. I found the story to be a fun read with some laugh out loud moments. I found some of the experiences the characters face to be realistic especially when it came to like racism, families, and friends. I did have some issues with the story at the same time. I did not like the mothers character and how she tried to push this other boy on her daughter. Even though the daughter made it clear she wanted nothing to do with him. I found the fathers interactions with his daughter more like a older brother like if you won't tell I won't tell situation. Then I also found the story some what cheesy. The characters only knew each other for a short time and fall in love. Some of the things they said to each other made my eyes roll. But over all it was an easy read and enjoyable enough to finish.
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The characters were very realistic and mature for their age. It is a wonderful, heartfelt coming of age story. I really felt for John and Ace because pretty much anything that could go wrong for them along the way did.
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Thank you to  NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this book.

I didn't love this book, but I didn't hate it either. It was just sort of...meh. Ace and John are two 18 year olds struggling with difficult family lives. Even though they come from different backgrounds, they have a lot in common, and quickly fall for each other.  There is a lot of drama going on. There's the weight of familial expectations, an autistic brother, racial tensions, and a psychopath. 

I sometimes felt that the author was trying to fit as many different elements into a fairly simple story. The dialogue was a little unrealistic as well, and just didn't feel authentic. Nothing really gelled together to make this novel great.
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I want to thank Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book was so good! I was honestly addicted from the first chapter.
Ace and John are the cutest couple I have ever read about.
I loved everything about this book the plot was amazing the writing flowed perfectly and I found myself smiling
The whole time reading this.
I did not expect what happened at the end and I was pleasantly shocked by the twist it was perfectly done.
This book has been added to my favourite reads of 2019 and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future!
5 fully deserved stars.
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