Rate from 1-10: 9
Reason: This book was some what realistic, and I feel like any person who has been depressed or heart broken can relate to this. Clem was trying not to make the same mistakes again and was thinking too much, and the vibe the character gave off was complicated, angry, and depression. Clementine obviously finds a summer romance and gets a happy ending. That’s the part that’s not very realistic, and her parents just being okay with it. Her sister, Olive, is very mature and also encourages this relationship. This is really just my opinion on what is realistic or not. Overall, I really liked this book.
Summary: Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life.
Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now.
Then she meets James at one of their first stops along the river. He and his dad are sailing for the summer and he’s just the distraction Clem needs. Can he break down Clem’s walls and heal her broken heart?