Say Yes Summer by Lindsey Roth Culli

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from netgalley and the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.


Book: Say Yes Summer


Author: Lindsey Roth Culli


Book Series: Standalone


Rating: 5/5


Publication Date: May 12, 2020


Genre: YA Contemporary


Recommended Age: 15+ (saying yes to everything, romance, slight language)


Publisher: Delacorte Press


Pages: 256


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Synopsis: The perfect book to kick off summer! For as long as Rachel Brooks can remember, she’s had capital-G Goals: straight As, academic scholarship, college of her dreams. And it’s all paid off–after years of following the rules and acing every exam, Rachel is graduating at the top of her class and ready to celebrate by . . . doing absolutely nothing. Because Rachel Brooks has spent most of high school saying no. No to dances, no to parties, and most especially, no to boys.

Now, for the first time in her life, there’s nothing stopping Rachel from having a little fun–nothing, that is, except herself. So when she stumbles on a beat up old self-help book–A SEASON OF YES!–a crazy idea pops into her head: What if she just said yes to . . . everything?

And so begins a summer of yes. Yes to new experiences and big mistakes, yes to rekindled friendships and unexpected romances, yes to seeing the world in a whole new way. This book is a fresh and fun take on the coming-of-age novel that explores the quintessential themes of growing up: taking risks, making mistakes, and, of course, love. And who knows? Lindsey Roth Culli’s hilarious and heartwarming debut may just inspire your own SAY YES SUMMER.


Review: I thought this book was a quick, sweet book that reminded me a lot of Yes Man with Jim Carrey. The characters were all well developed and the world building was done well. The book is equal parts funny as it is heartwarming and sweet. I loved the plot and the writing was very well done!


However, I did feel like if you aren’t used to a very fast pace in books then this will throw you a curve ball. The book is super fast paced and doesn’t stop running once it’s out of the gate.


Verdict: A well done sweet book!

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