Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman ~ Book Review

Annike: Hey guys, so here I am today with a review on a book called Someone Else’s Summer. This is actually the first ARC that I have read from Net galley, which I signed up for a couple week ago so I was really excited to read it. It comes out on May 9th and I definitely recommend it for all of you guys.

30285632.jpgAnna’s always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm’s summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever—which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm’s list along with her sisters best friend Cameron—the boy next door—who knew that Storm’s dream summer would eventually lead to Anna’s own self-discovery?


This story follows Anna, a grieving teenager who has recently lost her sister Storm in a car crash after her graduation. Anna finds herself at a loss because of the great impact Storm had on her life. it was almost like Anna only really saw herself as a shadow of Storm so with her gone, Anna finds it hard to recognise herself or understand what to do with her future.

Then comes the road trip. Anna finds a list of things that Storm wanted to do to make her summer perfect and Anna along with Storms best friend Cameron, decide to embark on a journey to do it together. The story was really meaningful and deep with a strong premise all while having a bit of a lighter element to it.

The writing of this story was incredible and the characters were well developed. it was exciting to go with Anna on her journey to complete Storm’s list as if she owed Storm something after all those years. Cameron was probably my favourite character, because he seemed like a really genuine person who you couldn’t help but loving. He was Anna’s rock, and even when Anna made some poor decisions in the story it was great to see him stand by her.

While this story may not be the most original story ever, I think that it was both exciting and well written so it really engaged me and made me want to keep reading. I definitely recommend it, so look out for it when it hits shelves!

Stars: 4/5


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