Hi everyone! I’m here today to talk about When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington. I absolutely adored this book. It’s a swoony summer romance, with substance behind it, and I couldn’t recommend this book enough. Below you’ll find the summary and my dream cast (I wish I could use actors from my favorite teen shows, but they’re too old now).
Two teenagers discover how an unexpected turn of fate can bring new love to heal old wounds in Jessica Pennington’s stunning, romantic YA novel When Summer Ends.
Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?
Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.
Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.
Olivia: Bailee Madison
Aiden: Peyton Meyer
Zander: Colin Ford
Emma: Kiernan Shipka
Ellis: Cody Simpson
Mom (Joanie): Michelle Williams
Aunt Sarah: Busy Phillips
What do you think of my casting? Would you choose anyone differently?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten—when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. A serial entrepreneur with a B.A. in public relations, Jessica has a passion for grassroots marketing. She lives in a Michigan beach town, where she owns more YA novels than many teens and spends most of her time on a laptop, rather than on a beach.
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