Book Review #6- A Midsummer’s Nightmare


I definitely need to get back on my reading game. I have been lacking lately. Anyways, here is my 6th book review.

A Midsummer’s Nightmare is a teen fiction novel written by Kody Keplinger, a name many of you would recognize from the cover of her most famous book, The Duff. This novel follows a similar structure to The Duff  and even features characters from it as well. Here is my synopsis and review of this book!

A Midsummer’s Nightmare starts off with a rather cute story about a boy and a girl who meet at a party and become smitten with each other instantly. While they create memories as the night goes on, those minor few moments of happiness are put to rest when the protagonist, Whitley Johnson, chooses to move on and forget that they ever met. Leaving this boy slightly heartbroken, she quickly moves back into her old life and ways, as she knows she will be leaving for the summer and moving to university in the new school year.

Since her parents are divorced, Whitley normally spends the summer with her dad in his lakefront beach condo every year. She expects this year to be no different until her dad drops the biggest bomb shell of all – that hes engaged to be married and has moved to a suburban neighbourhood in a small town outside of the city with her and her two kids. Whitley is furious as she knows her summer will never be the same, but that is not what shocks her the most about this change. The guy she hooked up with at the end of year party was standing right in the house as she entered the door. Not only did she now know that his name was Nathan, but he was her soon to be step brother.

This book explores the ups and downs of the summer and the realization that people can influence positive change in others if they let them. This novel was about opening ones self up to love and acceptance and understanding your own self worth. This was about finding the deeper meaning to love.

I really did enjoy this book and I thought it was quite well written. I would give it a 4.5/5 rating. I didn’t think it was better than The Duff; I thought that they were similar in quality. They are both great teen fiction books about understanding self worth – which are things I think a lot of teenage forget to value or love about themselves.


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