Published by Random House Children's Books
on June 13, 2017
Source: copy sent by the author for possible review
What is Summer Unscripted About?
Girl looks for a sign. Enter: boy.
Rainie doesn’t have a “passion” like her friends do. She’s more of a dabbler—quick to give up and move on. But as graduation approaches, she wishes she had more direction.
So when gorgeous Tuck gives a monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she’s been feeling lately, it’s a sign! Tuck is her passion. How could she not have seen it before?
Girl follows boy. Enter: second boy.
Rainie convinces her ex-BFF to let her work at the same summer job as Tuck. She’s got a foolproof plan to date him.
But when she arrives, Rainie discovers things aren't that simple. And she meets Milo, a super-cute boy who also works with her. A boy with a complicated past. Girl needs to figure stuff out. Enter: drama.
Review of Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein
On the plus side, main character Rainie showed a lot of character growth. At the start of the book, she's a bit ... flaky. She's schemed her way into a summer theater company as a way to get closer to a guy she's suddenly crushing on, and uses a former friend to help her get what she wants. She's pretty much out for herself without considering anyone else's feelings.
On the negative side, I wanted the story to have a much stronger plot. It felt a little meander-y to me.
If you love fluffy contemporaries but are love triangle averse, don't be scared off by the synopsis. Though one of the book's taglines is "one girl, two boys, all the drama," this was not the angsty kind of triangle. I thought it was pretty clear where things were going to end up - and the guy I was rooting for was adorable!
In sum, if you're looking for a cute summer read that won't cause you undue stress and don't mind a mild triangle situation, check this out!