May 30, 2013

A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

  • Book Title: A Midsummer's Nightmare
  • Author: Kody Keplinger
  • My Rating: 4/5 Stars
  • Format: Hardcover
I heard about this book after I read The Duff by Kody Keplinger. I enjoyed The Duff so much, I knew that I wanted more from this author. A Midsummer's Nightmare is about a girl named Whitley Johnson. Whitley has a one-night stand on her graduation night, only to find out later that the guy she had the one-night stand with is her soon-to-be stepbrother.
I really enjoyed reading about Whitley. She really stood out to me and I loved that she didn't care to be who she was. Whitley's character really develops throughout the story. She does make plenty of stupid mistakes, but I we all make stupid mistakes sometimes. Whitley's character really grew on me throughout the book and I felt like I could feel the emotion in her struggles.
Whitley's soon-to-be stepbrother, Nathan, wasn't very interesting to me. He seemed kind of boring at times and I just didn't really like him. There were some scenes where I really did like him, but there weren't very many. There's nothing bad about him, it's just that he seemed too plain, in my opinion.
Thinking about all of the characters in this book, I enjoyed most of them. I did not like Whitley's parents very much at all. Her mother was selfish to the point where I just wanted to slap some sense into her. Her father made me mad a few times. Especially since he never told Whitley about her new step-family basically until she met them. The other characters, like Harrison and Bailey, I enjoyed reading about.
I gave this book 4/5 stars because I did really enjoy it, but I felt like it could have been better. This wasn't a very original story, but it was well written and entertaining. I could definitely see the whole 'my one-night stand, who I thought I'd never see again, is now my soon-to-be stepbrother' scenario happening in real life. I would say this book is a page turner because I finished it in just a few days and, like I said before, it's very entertaining.
Favorite quote: "Anger was less painful than abandonment."
Do I recommend this book? Sure. It's an entertaining and enjoyable read. Most people seem to really like it!

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