20 Boy Summer
by Sarah Ockler
Anna and Matt and Matt’s sister Frankie have been best friends forever. When Matt and Anna share a kiss, they agree that they have a love interest but agree to wait and tell Frankie. Before Matt can do this, he is killed in a car accident.
Frankie and Anna are still best friends, but Anna cannot reveal her relationship with Matt except to her journal, even when Frankie wants to have a summer of “a boy a day” in California.
Anna is full of questions:
Where does Matt now fit in her life? How can she now tell Frankie? What does she do about the boy she met that she really likes? When does she give up her virginity, which Frankie tells her it is easy, and time, to do?
Both of them have secrets.
But the biggest question of all is: How can your best friend really help?
Recommended for readers in 7th grade and up.