The Extended Summer of Anna and Jeremy
By Jennifer Ann Shore
Published September 2019
Is one summer enough time to change everything?
Anna Wright is always on her best behavior — turning in homework assignments early, keeping her head down during disagreements, and living life vicariously through action movies.
Faced with the reality of her reputation as a lame, high school cliché, she decides now is the time for a change, so when hotshot basketball player Jeremy Blake interrupts her late-night plotting over a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, she convinces him to help.
As they explore the summer together, Anna can’t help but wonder what else will fall into place as autumn approaches.
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Summer romance, cereal and teenage angst, can you really ask for anything more?
The Extended Summer of Anna and Jeremy is my first read by Jennifer Anne Shore, and it for sure will not be my last! (she also wrote New Wave which I fully intend to read soon)
Anna is a super responsible teenager who always does the right thing. But she realizes that she needs/wants to change, so she decides to throw caution to the wind and convinces their (her and her brother’s) childhood friend to start a fling with her.
Jeremy is a star basketball player for their high school and he is just an all around good guy. Although, he likes to mix his cereals into one bowl so that kind of knocks him down a notch on my good guy rating. I mean, that’s just gross who does that? Haha
I always love the “opposites attract” trope and I liked that while Anna tried to keep things in to do list form (she’s totally me I love lists), Jeremy tries to keep things more spontaneous. And they knew each other growing up, so there was really no “we looked at each other once and just fell in love” Nope, not happening in this book. They had their own set of memories with each other as kids and I loved that those memories came up while reading this.
So, honestly the only (and I mean only) reason this book is rated four stars is because I really just wanted it to be longer. I would have been so happy with more Anna and Jeremy sessions, and I’d love if we had more of just everything. More of Anna’s BFF, more everything.
This book is a short, sweet read so there’s definitely more room for more story. Maybe another book? Please? 😀
That said, this is one of those reads that will happily live on my shelf and I will for sure re-read this one because I absolutely loved it!
If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read this book for free! Although, I luckily have my own paper copy and it’s SO gorgeous, so definitely I recommend the paperback version because who doesn’t want a gorgeous book with a great story on their shelf?