This summer, everyone is hitting the beach—but for different reasons. For some it’s all about soaking up the sun and enjoying a good book; for others it’s about finally finding that perfect romance. Seventeen-year-old Bea has spent every summer of her childhood at Bluecrest, her aunt and uncle’s beach house on Long Island. And this year is no exception: she and her friends are determined to make this the best summer ever. But things change when Bea meets Levi, an enigmatic local who seems to surf better than anyone she’s ever seen . . . and he isn’t from around here. As their friendship deepens into something more, Bea starts to wonder if Levi is what she needs right now or if he might be distracting her from what she really wants. With its fresh take on first love and keen insight into family dynamics, Beach Read will whisk you away to a place where sandy shores meet starry skies.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to read about a summer romance.
- The author has a beautiful way with words that makes the story flow effortlessly.
- The characters are well developed and relatable.
- The setting is realistic and transports you to the beach without ever having to leave your chair.
- The characters are shallow and lack development.
- The plot is unoriginal and clichéd.
- The writing is amateurish.
Learn more about the author
Emily Henry is the author of The Love that Split the World and Smoke in Mirrors. She grew up in Michigan and now lives near Boston, Massachusetts.When she was younger, Emily spent her summers at a beach house on Long Island where she fell in love with books, beaches, and beaches full of books. A graduate of University of Notre Dame and Marketing Manager for Tufts Medical Center’s Office of Continuing Education & Professional Development; Emily spends her free time writing stories about love (and kissing), traveling (especially to Ireland), cooking savory food, spoiling her two nieces Mackenzie & Lila Maeve rottenly cute things like homemade cookies decorated as flowers/animals/cupcakes etc., pretending to be British on twitter (@emilyhenryUK) or instagram (@emily_a_henry), annoying her friends by talking incessantly about book plots they’re excited for but haven’t even read yet (#NoSpoilersHerePlease!)…basically living a normal life except surrounded constantly by piles upon piles On Books (& marked copy drafts).
“I loved this book! Beach Read is a beautifully written story about love, family, and friendship. It’s the perfect read for summertime.”
” Beach Read is a summertime must-read! Emily Henry’s debut novel will have you captivated from the first page with its beautiful and touching story of young love. A perfect read for fans of The Fault in Our Stars and Jenny Han novels.”
“If you’re in the mood for a sweet summer romance, Beach Read is the perfect book for you.”
“Beach Read is a stunning exploration of first love and all the questions that come with it. Emily Henry has a beautiful way of capturing those feelings we all know so well – making this novel irresistible.”