Saturday, May 15, 2021

"Cool for the Summer"

Dahlia Adler is an editor of mathematics by day, the overlord of LGBTQReads by night, and a Young Adult author at every spare moment in between. She is the editor of several anthologies and the author of seven novels, including Cool for the Summer. She lives in New York with her family and an obscene number of books.

Adler applied the Page 69 Test to Cool for the Summer and reported the following:
Page 69 takes place at a group outing that's also main character Lara's first date with Chase, the boy she's been crushing on for years. On it, the characters are talking about Jasmine, the main love interest of the book, and Lara's getting internally anxious and defensive about sharing Jasmine with other people, though she doesn't quite understand why.

I'd say it's very on theme and gives you a good idea of Lara's headspace, but her head isn't always a fun place to be so I wouldn't say your anticipation of enjoyment should rest on that!

What I like very much about this page is that Lara's so torn not just about her romantic relationships but the concern she could lose her best friend. The friendships in this book are a really important facet, and you definitely can't miss that if you read this page!
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--Marshal Zeringue