Say Yes Summer
Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Netflix/Hallmark Channel rom-coms, this is the story of a girl who decides to give in to the universe and just say yes to everything, bringing her friendship, new experiences, and, if she lets her guard down, true love.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.

Say Yes Summer Details

TitleSay Yes Summer
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 12th, 2020
PublisherDelacorte Press
Rating
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Young Adult Contemporary

Say Yes Summer Review

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    January 1, 1970
    She worked hard for the past four years, earning the title of valedictorian and a spot in the freshman class at Northwestern University, but in order to accomplish her goals, she had to miss out on many things. That was why Rachel decided to stop saying NO, and to make this her SAY YES SUMMER.• Pro: This book was the super-fun rom-com I was hoping for. It was great watching Rachel expand her social circle, as well as, reconnecting with a childhood friend. We went to parties, crossed the boarder, She worked hard for the past four years, earning the title of valedictorian and a spot in the freshman class at Northwestern University, but in order to accomplish her goals, she had to miss out on many things. That was why Rachel decided to stop saying NO, and to make this her SAY YES SUMMER.• Pro: This book was the super-fun rom-com I was hoping for. It was great watching Rachel expand her social circle, as well as, reconnecting with a childhood friend. We went to parties, crossed the boarder, and even climbed over 300 steps together. I had a terrific time sharing all these experiences with her, and I, more or less, had a smile on my face the whole time. • Pro: There was also some substance to this book. As Rachel said YES, she was experiencing many notable firsts and teen rites of passage. All this YES led to some mistakes, and she sort of lost herself in all of it for a bit. But, have no fear, she quickly found her way back. This idea of risk taking, but staying true to yourself was prevalent, and I quite liked the way Culli wove it into Rachel's tale. • Pro: I adored Rachel. Her determination, focus, and dedication were admirable, but I also liked seeing her explore new options. I loved being in her head, because Rachel with no filter was fantastic, and I just found her so honest and real. • Con: Alert! Love triangle! I am not a huge fan of these, though, it was, thankfully, short lived, and I was ok with the way it worked out. • Pro: Rachel's family was so fabulous! They had some ups and downs with Rachel during her summer of yes, but they were patient, and always loving. I especially adored her Nonna, who was wise, and often, hilarious. She was a straight shooter, and had no problem setting Rachel straight, but she did it with lots of love and affection. • Pro: I already mentioned the love triangle, and I have to admit, both the suitors were pretty wonderful. On the one hand, there was her crush, who she had pined for throughout high school. On the other hand, there was the boy she grew up with, shared a million memories with, and who she suddenly started seeing in a different light. I will admit, I enjoyed the bit of romance she shared with both of them, and that sort of made me this particular triangle a bit difficult for me. Overall: You know what I don't regret? Saying YES to this book, because I had the BEST time reading it! It was fun, sweet, touching, and it left me with a gigantic case of the warm-fuzzies and a HUGE grin on my face.*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsWhat a perfectly entertaining (and enjoyable) summer romcom. It sorta reminded me of Booksmart in the beginning - overachiever regretting missing out on the high school experience and decides to broaden horizons the summer before college, so if you're looking for something to remind you of a great movie, look no further. Rachel has a very eventful summer after taking a self-help book to heart and starts to get outside of her comfort zone (and juggle 2 guys affections). There was a lot o 3.5 starsWhat a perfectly entertaining (and enjoyable) summer romcom. It sorta reminded me of Booksmart in the beginning - overachiever regretting missing out on the high school experience and decides to broaden horizons the summer before college, so if you're looking for something to remind you of a great movie, look no further. Rachel has a very eventful summer after taking a self-help book to heart and starts to get outside of her comfort zone (and juggle 2 guys affections). There was a lot of really cute moments and I was happy to see her reconnect with an old friend who had drifted apart. Say Yes Summer is a sweet summer read that is just a lot of fun.I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars I really liked this synopsis and the blurb from Kasie West, so I jumped in. I really liked Rachel. She’s smart and once she realizes that she’s kept her head down all through high school, she’s determined to try something new. There’s a pretty small group of characters here and I will say that Nonna stole every scene she was in.Plot wise, it was good. There’s a lot of fluff and fun experiences coupled with boys and rekindled friendships. I loved the growth Rachel had and this slice of 3.5 stars I really liked this synopsis and the blurb from Kasie West, so I jumped in. I really liked Rachel. She’s smart and once she realizes that she’s kept her head down all through high school, she’s determined to try something new. There’s a pretty small group of characters here and I will say that Nonna stole every scene she was in.Plot wise, it was good. There’s a lot of fluff and fun experiences coupled with boys and rekindled friendships. I loved the growth Rachel had and this slice of time was perfect for what she wanted to do. Overall, it was a quick and super cute read with a character I could easily root for. **Huge thanks to Delacorte Press for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Alaina
    January 1, 1970
    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.4 stars of cuteness!Say Yes Summer introduces you to Rachel and her two love interests Miles and Clayton. Both are pretty easy to fall in like with but only one is completely and utterly lovable. I'll let you decide who for yourself. Now this book was a really cute romcom. Heck I read it one little sitting.. which I thinks was maybe an hour or two? Not quite sure but I definitely flew through this one. After meeting Rachel, I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.4 stars of cuteness!Say Yes Summer introduces you to Rachel and her two love interests Miles and Clayton. Both are pretty easy to fall in like with but only one is completely and utterly lovable. I'll let you decide who for yourself. Now this book was a really cute romcom. Heck I read it one little sitting.. which I thinks was maybe an hour or two? Not quite sure but I definitely flew through this one. After meeting Rachel, I knew she was going to have face a ton of tough decisions. This is her last summer before heading off to college, the real world, and she's trying to break out of her little turtle shell. It was kind of cute how she thought no one really noticed her at school. It doesn't help that she said no to anything that remotely sounded fun due to being an introvert. She also worked at her family owned restaurant all the time too. So yeah.. she didn't do a whole lot of stuff throughout her high school years. Or any school years really.This is her one summer to say yes.. to basically everything. Which is why she found herself in a little love triangle and getting in trouble, a lot. Of course, the romance thing didn't last long. It also didn't take long for everyone to find out about it and to be hurt either. Yet, she somehow made amends to everyone because really.. this wasn't her at all and she didn't mean to hurt anyone either.In the end, things worked out. My ship sailed and it made me all gooey inside. I am very happy with this book and can't wait to jump into my next little romcom!
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  • Ana Ramos
    January 1, 1970
    2.75 tho I really enjoyed the synopsis. These were my expectations as I kept reading: I feel bad giving this rate because I actually enjoyed the last 50 pages and the route it took towards the end and I'd like to say it justify the annoying cliche characters at the beginning and a too predictable start plot but unfortunately it was too slow for me and at the end it didn't paid off 2.75 tho I really enjoyed the synopsis. These were my expectations as I kept reading: I feel bad giving this rate because I actually enjoyed the last 50 pages and the route it took towards the end and I'd like to say it justify the annoying cliche characters at the beginning and a too predictable start plot but unfortunately it was too slow for me and at the end it didn't paid off
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  • Jen Ryland
    January 1, 1970
    This was super cute. As a studious, cautious person growing up, I really related to Rachel. Loved her family and that she has a job at their restaurant. Liked the way the book dealt with female friendship and had her reconnect with someone she’d drifted apart from. It was fun to see her try new things!Just a heads-up that part of Rachel's saying "yes" is exploring her feelings for two different guys and this does create a triangle-y romantic situation, if that is an issue for you. I definitely s This was super cute. As a studious, cautious person growing up, I really related to Rachel. Loved her family and that she has a job at their restaurant. Liked the way the book dealt with female friendship and had her reconnect with someone she’d drifted apart from. It was fun to see her try new things!Just a heads-up that part of Rachel's saying "yes" is exploring her feelings for two different guys and this does create a triangle-y romantic situation, if that is an issue for you. I definitely support teens who are exploring ALL their options, but there was a back-and-forth between the guys that made me a little sad. Both were great guys and I knew she'd have to reject one (and of course I had my preference lol.)But happy that I have found a new author to put on my YA contemporary list!Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Let’s be friends on Bookstagram! Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review!
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  • Kara
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed how quick and light this book was. With that being said, I felt like the main character’s family extremely overreacted when they told her she hadn’t been herself. To me, Rachel’s decision to say yes was admirable. She didn’t say yes to absolutely everything that came her way and (at least I felt like) she had stayed true to who she was...she was just branching out more. She never did anything dang Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed how quick and light this book was. With that being said, I felt like the main character’s family extremely overreacted when they told her she hadn’t been herself. To me, Rachel’s decision to say yes was admirable. She didn’t say yes to absolutely everything that came her way and (at least I felt like) she had stayed true to who she was...she was just branching out more. She never did anything dangerous or awful. She just stepped a little out of her comfort zone which is extremely brave and admirable. With that being said, essentially dating two guys at once is a huge no but she never did anything outrageous and I felt like her family made it seem like she basically began to act completely differently and like....I don’t know....turned to drug dealing or something. Her actions didn’t seem to warrant the reactions she received from her parents. Also, this might just be me because I have read way too many romance novels (YA or not) but I am just so sick of love triangles and the one in this book didn’t seem to make any kind of sense. The entire thing with Miles felt disingenuous and out of left field. Otherwise, a solid 3.5/5 for a quick escape from reality.
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  • Erin (erinevelynreads)
    January 1, 1970
    Say Yes Summer has all the perfect elements of the genre: a love triangle, re-discovering friendships, a crappy, yet endearing summer job, a likable young heroine, and young love. It’s perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson!
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  • Emelie
    January 1, 1970
    Say Yes Summer Review:Rating: 4 starsSo I’ve been reading a lot of books about summer it seems, and none of them have surprised me more than Say Yes Summer by Lindsey Roth Culli. I was browsing books on Netgalley recently, and the description of this book caught my eye, and I was lucky enough to get approved for an e-arc. So thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.Things I Liked:- I really loved the main character, Rachel. I thought she woul Say Yes Summer Review:Rating: 4 starsSo I’ve been reading a lot of books about summer it seems, and none of them have surprised me more than Say Yes Summer by Lindsey Roth Culli. I was browsing books on Netgalley recently, and the description of this book caught my eye, and I was lucky enough to get approved for an e-arc. So thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.Things I Liked:- I really loved the main character, Rachel. I thought she would have been a little stuck up, or at the very least naive, but she was super fun to read about! Her character was innocent, but she was still very confident and outgoing. Her voice felt like an authentic teenager, and I was rooting for her the entire book! I also loved the idea of Rachel branching out the summer before college, and learning more about herself. It was endearing to watch her grow over the course of the book.- I loved all the relationships in this book! - The familial relationships were so fun! Rachel works in her families pizza shop with all her family, including her awesome Nona. And her mom was reasonably concerned for her at the appropriate times. - Rachels reconnection with her friend from middle school was also amazing to read about! Their banter felt so natural and I loved how open they were with one another - I also liked the endearing scene with Bethany! It really steered away from the typical mean girl trope, which I wholeheartedly appreciated. - I also love both the boys in this book! (Yes there is a love triangle, but it was handled really well! I am very picky with love triangles, but this one worked) Miles and Clayton were both so unique, and they both were super sweet! Miles was the dorky but brooding hacker boy next door, and Clayton was the super popular star soccer player who was very passionate about the environment!I only wish that the book was a little longer, as the ending felt bit rushed. The prevailing relationship could have used the extra development towards the end.
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  • ThatBookGal
    January 1, 1970
    This is a nice, gentle summer story of coming out of your shell and first love. This would be the perfect teen beach read, with an ice cream and a cool drink. It's very easy to read, and could be done in one sitting very easily. The book is a good reminder to sometimes say yes when your inclination would be to say no. Rachel learns quite quickly that there is a balance that needs to be found, but that there are benefits to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. She had some wonderful people This is a nice, gentle summer story of coming out of your shell and first love. This would be the perfect teen beach read, with an ice cream and a cool drink. It's very easy to read, and could be done in one sitting very easily. The book is a good reminder to sometimes say yes when your inclination would be to say no. Rachel learns quite quickly that there is a balance that needs to be found, but that there are benefits to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. She had some wonderful people around her, Miles being my favourite. The two together were really cute. There was nothing massively groundbreaking, but it was just a lovely little story. It gave me strong Jenny Han vibes, and I think fans of To All the Boys I've Loved Before would really enjoy it!
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  • Yahaira
    January 1, 1970
    thank you netgalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review!i love the concept of this book (i love yes man). it sounded so intriguing! the cover is so cute as well. and for the most part, i enjoyed this book.i adored the friendships. the characters. the STORY. imagine my surprise finding out there was a love triangle! that trope never gets old! only thing stopping me from giving this 5 stars is that this book was very... anticlimactic????? i'm so disappointed by how everything was resolve thank you netgalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review!i love the concept of this book (i love yes man). it sounded so intriguing! the cover is so cute as well. and for the most part, i enjoyed this book.i adored the friendships. the characters. the STORY. imagine my surprise finding out there was a love triangle! that trope never gets old! only thing stopping me from giving this 5 stars is that this book was very... anticlimactic????? i'm so disappointed by how everything was resolved.
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  • Gladys
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book. I found the main character of this book very likable and I thought the plot was compelling and fun. I enjoyed the concept of "just saying yes" and it was interesting to see what changes that brought to Rachel's life. A really cute read. Of my own accord I am posting a forthright review.
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  • Chance (temporary.escaper)
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley for giving an eArc in exchange for an honest review!2.5 🌟The story itself was cute, but it was shallow and underdeveloped. I didnt care for the main character and felt like she was just annoying most of the time. There was no buildup or chemistry, you’re just plopped into a teenie bopper love story and one or two things happen quick that are unrealistic then it’s over.
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  • Grace Williams
    January 1, 1970
    This adorable romantic-comedy romp is a heartwarming reminder that books hold the power to change us. When Rachel finds a self-help book titled "The Season of Yes" on her bookshelf, she decides to shed the "no" ways that kept her from so many experiences in high school and instead spend the summer saying yes. This book seemed to remsemble the ideas put forth in "Yes Man" starring Jim Carrey, and fans of the movie who are looking for something similar and sweet are sure to enjoy this easy-breezy This adorable romantic-comedy romp is a heartwarming reminder that books hold the power to change us. When Rachel finds a self-help book titled "The Season of Yes" on her bookshelf, she decides to shed the "no" ways that kept her from so many experiences in high school and instead spend the summer saying yes. This book seemed to remsemble the ideas put forth in "Yes Man" starring Jim Carrey, and fans of the movie who are looking for something similar and sweet are sure to enjoy this easy-breezy summer counterpart. A book that would be sure to make a fun and cute Netflix/Hallmark movie, I enjoyed how easy this story was to read and appreciated how relateable and real our main character was, especially with her awkward streak. This story has a great theme that reminds us that our actions have consequences and lead us to where we are. Although, I do feel like Rachel's family over-reacted at times to some of the decisions Rachel made during her summer of yes since she didn't do anything that was particularily dangerous or incredibibly ill-advised. As an introvert, I actually feel some of the things she did were very brave since it is incredibly challenging to go outside one's comfort zone like she did in the book. However, I have a hard time believing Rachel would make the decision (spoiler!) to date two guys at once since I feel like someone of her intelligence would know that it would not be a smart decision. I personally am not a fan of the whole love triangle vibe, but I still feel like the love triangle could have been presented in a better way to readers than in the two-timing way it was. Overall, this book is a solid 3.5 star review and I think any middle school to adult reader looking for a fluffy distraction from our everyday would enjoy this story.**Reviewed for Net Galley; I received an eARC in exchange for my honest opinon.
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  • Susie
    January 1, 1970
    So, yeah. It’s fluff. But it was goooooood fluff. Like, more substantial fluff than I was anticipating. I think that might be partly due to the cover, actually, which makes it appear dorky and silly. But I found it to be refreshingly real. I mean, there were elements of a John Hughes movie, but mostly so that Rachel could be surprised by them or something within them. And, better still, she’s kind of a screw up and has to deal with that. I dug it. It was an especially nice escape from the curren So, yeah. It’s fluff. But it was goooooood fluff. Like, more substantial fluff than I was anticipating. I think that might be partly due to the cover, actually, which makes it appear dorky and silly. But I found it to be refreshingly real. I mean, there were elements of a John Hughes movie, but mostly so that Rachel could be surprised by them or something within them. And, better still, she’s kind of a screw up and has to deal with that. I dug it. It was an especially nice escape from the current funk in which our country finds itself. 🤓💜📚
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  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like I want to like this book more than I do. It was cute, quick, and fun to read. But... it needed a bit more... something?Rachel suddenly decides she doesn't like how she's been the last 4 years and decides to randomly say yes to things because she saw a book suggesting this. Love the idea and the concept. But Rachel seemed to resist this the whole way. Someone always had to remind her that she agreed to say yes to things. So the push and pull made the idea seem a little inauthentic. Mo I feel like I want to like this book more than I do. It was cute, quick, and fun to read. But... it needed a bit more... something?Rachel suddenly decides she doesn't like how she's been the last 4 years and decides to randomly say yes to things because she saw a book suggesting this. Love the idea and the concept. But Rachel seemed to resist this the whole way. Someone always had to remind her that she agreed to say yes to things. So the push and pull made the idea seem a little inauthentic. More like a plot device than an actual plot. Maybe I missed it, but I also never understood fully WHY she was doing this. Just because she had 1 (really 2) friends throughout high school? To get the cool, handsome, popular boy? To practice the change for when she got to college? Not sure. It starts out a little slow and a lot inner monologue heavy. This works for plenty of authors and plenty of readers. I like more dialogue and shorter thought paragraphs. Big long ones remind me of being in school and I tend to skim when they're at the beginning of the story. But the plot sort of does require a good amout of the background setting up why she wants to say yes to things, so I don't hold that against the book.BUT. I loved the characters. Miles and his backstory (view spoiler)[ also, the super subtlty of his feelings at the beginning. So very refreshing to read a love story where I didn't know from first intro that he was the winner (hide spoiler)], her friend who went to Paris, the old middle school friend who she reconnects with. Loved it. I actually really really enjoyed the reconnecting with an old friend storyline. It was wonderful. But then the big climax/plot twist was just very... out of character. And then not even done well? (view spoiler)[ "I'm going to go from having barely kissed a boy to seeing two boys at once. AND I'm going to torture the one by dragging him to a party I know he won't like or be comfortable at because SUMMER OF YES." And then she's drunk and kissing one. What. (hide spoiler)] I don't know; I know I'm a picky reader, but I need a liiiiiiiittle bit more to move from one guy to the next. Give him a bad characteristic. He smokes, he cusses, he likes Auburn football, I DON'T CARE but I need something to make me realize this isn't the guy I'm supposed to be rooting for. Because it just felt like she got what she wanted, freaked out and didn't trust him, but then realized she freaked out and what the truth was and then was like "okay well bye". Just a little bit more. Please. (view spoiler)[ Clayton was written so nice, if maybe a little boring but only because we don't really know a lot about him. And then he's actually really interested in Rachel, she cheats on him and Miles, and - understandably so - then is like, eh maybe she's a little more effort than it's worth. But Rachel has spent 4 years pinning from afar. What's her excuse??? She finally has The Boy and then is just like... next. Maybe I needed more inner dialogue with her feelings about Miles here? (hide spoiler)]Also, I needed a bit more for the ending, but mostly because I'm a selfish reader who wasn't ready for it to be over. (view spoiler)[ But also, she's just tehcnically cheated on Miles, who was then obviously VERY upset over it and the next thing I'm reading he's like "well it's cool cuz I lied to you too". WHAT. Give me another chapter. Another scene. Give me more resolution here. It didn't add up other than he just really really liked her so who cares that she cheated on him when he just spent the last page yelling at her. (hide spoiler)]Overall cute story, and I still rate it highly. I'd recommend it, BUT underaged drinking was portrayed as sort of common so I'm not 100% who I'd recommend it to... 3.5 stars rounded to 4. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read this in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Sarah Salisbury
    January 1, 1970
    SUMMARY 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 t SUMMARY 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 have a soft spot for post-high school books right now, for reasons that are probably obvious if you have read any of my past reviews. Maybe it's preemptive nostalgia for a time that, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, I will probably never experience. Whatever the cause, though, I'm currently rather enamored of books set in the pre-college summer. This one caught my eye for a few reasons. As an overachiever in high school, I completely empathized with Rachel's "really? Is this it?" feelings upon graduating and realizing how much she missed out on. No, I never wanted to get wasted with people I would never speak to again, and I still don't (shudder), not to mention my dating prospects were nonexistent - but I still felt myself wondering what it would be like to have had a high school experience that stood out. So as dumb and impulsive as it admittedly was, Rachel's idea of spending the summer saying yes to every available opportunity is something I'm probably just desperate enough to try. Reading about Rachel's new experiences and relationships felt like living an alternate reality of my own life (other than the hot boy suddenly deciding that he liked me...never in a million years) because Rachel's coming from the same place that I would be. That made them fun to read about. And the tone of the story is so unabashedly optimistic and upbeat that you can't help but have fun following Rachel's new adventures in yes-saying. So, was this a perfect book? Of course not. A lot of the characters weren't all that well-developed, most of Rachel's decisions were kind of insane, and the strange love triangle dynamic definitely rubbed me the wrong way. But the writing was great, and ultimately, reading about someone else's life-altering post-senior summer was exactly the escape I needed from a senior summer that's shaping up to consist mostly of me sitting on my bed reading books. ENDNOTESBest Scene: Clayton and Rachel's Canada date made me want to hop in my car and make for the Mexican border (which...is 20 minutes away from me so that's not saying much) ASAP. What Stood Out: reading this felt like drinking a strawberry milkshake: it's what you drink when you can't handle anything else because it's easy to get down, undeniably delicious, and makes you happy. What Bugged Me: Rachel's decision to resolve a love triangle by dating both guys behind each other's backs came off as all kinds of deranged. Content: scattered cursing and a few innuendos, but mostly clean. Rating: 4/5 Golden Grasshoppers
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  • Nicole {Sorry, I'm Booked}
    January 1, 1970
    More reviews on my blog Sorry, I'm BookedI’ve never heard of this author and totally thought that this was a debut novel, but turns out her first book was published about four years ago. I will say though, that this book kind of read like a debut – it felt like there could have been a little more polishing with the flow of writing/ plot and a little more depth to some of the characters.First, I love this concept. The concept of realizing that the way you’ve been living hasn’t lead you to live yo More reviews on my blog Sorry, I'm BookedI’ve never heard of this author and totally thought that this was a debut novel, but turns out her first book was published about four years ago. I will say though, that this book kind of read like a debut – it felt like there could have been a little more polishing with the flow of writing/ plot and a little more depth to some of the characters.First, I love this concept. The concept of realizing that the way you’ve been living hasn’t lead you to live your best life. I also think back to the movie Yes Man .. clearly this idea is not new, but the stories that writers can create with the idea can be a lot of fun.Say Yes Summer kind of accomplished that, but also fell flat a little with really executing and having fun with the idea of a character saying yes to everything and have a bunch of adventures, good and bad.Our main character, Rachel, realizes how much she may have missed out on while giving the valedictorian speech at her high school graduation. During her high school career, she was always solely focused on school, getting the grades and the extracurricular activities she needed to get into her first choice college.This is where I think a little more was needed to really jump start the plot. After the ceremony, her long time crush extends an invitation to a small get together. After saying no, she stumbles across a self-help book about saying yes to basically everything. That puts the idea of summer of yes into Rachel’s mind. And she starts with the party her crush, Clayton, invited her to. It just didn’t feel the most natural.From this point in the plot, I was expecting fun adventures and deep learning of herself beyond being studious and smart. Honestly, the beginning set up a story where the main focus seemed to be Rachel stuck between two guys. Don’t get me wrong, I was expecting some kind of romance. However, I didn’t really expect it to be the main focus. And Rachel didn’t even fully comprehend an important lesson about saying yes or saying no – her grandmother had to tell her; after everything kind of blew up in her face. Although honestly, I might not have figured it out either if I was eighteen again. Who knows.An additional issue I had was that the characters didn’t feel fully developed or just a little on the flat side.I thought the writing was good, just not really good. There were several parts where a character is talking, gets interrupted, and then it’s just a new scene. Even if there was a clear paragraph break, it was still a little jarring to just not have those conversations finished.Overall, it definitely hit the mark for a simple and cute YA story that was an easy read. While I enjoyed reading it, I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more if the plot and characters were just a little more developed.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ~ 4 stars!Thank you to Random House Children's Books and Netgalley for sending me an eARC! Ratings and all opinions in this review are completely my own.This book is written about this overachieving girl, Rachel, and how she decides to spend the summer before she goes off to college by having some fun and saying yes to every opportunity. I found this to be a very enjoyable, fun, feel-good (and pretty quick) read, which is something we can all use during this time in quarantine... I feel lik ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ~ 4 stars!Thank you to Random House Children's Books and Netgalley for sending me an eARC! Ratings and all opinions in this review are completely my own.This book is written about this overachieving girl, Rachel, and how she decides to spend the summer before she goes off to college by having some fun and saying yes to every opportunity. I found this to be a very enjoyable, fun, feel-good (and pretty quick) read, which is something we can all use during this time in quarantine... I feel like I can relate a lot to Rachel in the fact that school is a very big and important aspect of my life. I did quite like Rachel (view spoiler)[until she decided to date 2 boys at once (hide spoiler)] , although I really respected the way she handled the situation in the end. I like the character development and how in the end she was able to find herself despite getting into some pretty sticky situations. Her reconciliation with Carrie was one of my favorite things, as well as how Culli added the talk between Rachel and Bethany. It made Bethany seem unlike the typical popular-has-it-all trope in what are perceived to be snotty teenage girls, but reminded us that in real life everyone is fighting their own battles, whether we see it or not.I liked both Clayton and Miles, they have little quirks of their own that really makes the reader struggle to choose which one they liked more (at least for me), and which one Rachel would choose. (view spoiler)[I have absolutely no problem with her and Miles because I was rooting for that all along ;) (hide spoiler)]Rachel's family dynamic was also very interesting and real for me to read about, because her parent's weren't afraid to set boundaries for Rachel when they felt like she lost herself. The reason why this book doesn't have 5 stars is mostly because of the love triangle. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with a MC trying to decide which person she likes more, but what I really cannot stand is when (view spoiler)[they try to DATE them both at once... (hide spoiler)] Shouldn't they have read enough books or watched enough movies to know that it never ends well? Oh well (view spoiler)[good thing it didn't happen for very long before they found out (hide spoiler)] I have major respect for Rachel not just trying to get over what happened, but admitting her faults and being (at least in the end) honest. I would recommend this book to anyone into YA romantic contemporaries! Just beware of the love triangle in case you can't stand those... It was an enjoyable read and I will definitely read more from Lindsey Roth Culli in the future!
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  • Paige Green
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from netgalley and the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.Book: Say Yes SummerAuthor: Lindsey Roth CulliBook Series: StandaloneRating: 5/5Publication Date: May 12, 2020Genre: YA ContemporaryRecommended Age: 15+ (saying yes to everything, romance, slight language)Publisher: Delacorte PressPages: 256Amazon LinkSynopsis: The perfect book to kick off summer! For as long as Rachel Brooks can remember, she's had capital-G Goals: straight As, academic scholarsh Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from netgalley and the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.Book: Say Yes SummerAuthor: Lindsey Roth CulliBook Series: StandaloneRating: 5/5Publication Date: May 12, 2020Genre: YA ContemporaryRecommended Age: 15+ (saying yes to everything, romance, slight language)Publisher: Delacorte PressPages: 256Amazon LinkSynopsis: 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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  • reenie
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book in under 12 hours because it's one of the shortest books I've read all year. I had been eyeing this book for over a month now because the cover and title seemed promising. It was a fairly enjoyable summer beach read (though none of you should be gathering at beaches right now stay safe!). Here are the thoughts.I liked the first half of the story. I saw a lot of myself in Rachel in her ambition and drive. She's down to earth and laidback. I love her family, Nonna especially for t I read this book in under 12 hours because it's one of the shortest books I've read all year. I had been eyeing this book for over a month now because the cover and title seemed promising. It was a fairly enjoyable summer beach read (though none of you should be gathering at beaches right now stay safe!). Here are the thoughts.I liked the first half of the story. I saw a lot of myself in Rachel in her ambition and drive. She's down to earth and laidback. I love her family, Nonna especially for the guidance and Nonna's attitude. The highlight of the story: the road trip that Clayton and Rachel go on to Canada because she tells him about her unfulfilled international trip. My attitude for love triangles is that I would hate to live through them but love to read about them. I can't understand Rachel's logic behind leading two guys on at once, and she tried to justify it through female empowerment, which prompted one big eye-roll. However, I like that both the guys were great guys and had chemistry with Rachel, even if she's oblivious for a good chunk for the book. Clayton is the boy that Rachel has admired from afar for all of high school, but Miles is her childhood best friend who's shared a hundred million memories with. I also like how Rachel reconnected with her friend Carrie as a storyline, but I really do wish the story was paced a bit slower. Complaint: the last 50 pages started to feel too much like a cliche, and it started to go downhill. Clayton deserved a lot better, and I started to become wary when Rachel said she was falling in love after one date at the movie theater. Some of the things that Rachel tries were a little underwhelming, but the attitude she keeps is a lesson.Happy Tuesday! I hope your day is going well. And if it isn't, I hope that tomorrow or sometime soon, it gets better. Because I promise that it will get better. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but one day soon. There's a light at the end of the tunnel, and you have to keep going until you exit the tunnel. Life gets rough, but we always find peace. Stay safe! Do things that make you happy, and above else, amor omnia vincent.with love forever,Reenie💋
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  • Ariel
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book from the first page! It did not disappoint in being a perfect summer read. It was evenly paced in a way that we don't often see in books similar to this. There didn't seem to be any "filler chapters" and I loved that. The book wasn't so fast-paced that I felt like I was missing something, but it kept moving at a steady pace that kept me interested and intrigued.It was amusing, relatable, and descriptive in a way that I loved. The main character, Rachel, was a lot of fun to witn I loved this book from the first page! It did not disappoint in being a perfect summer read. It was evenly paced in a way that we don't often see in books similar to this. There didn't seem to be any "filler chapters" and I loved that. The book wasn't so fast-paced that I felt like I was missing something, but it kept moving at a steady pace that kept me interested and intrigued.It was amusing, relatable, and descriptive in a way that I loved. The main character, Rachel, was a lot of fun to witness this story through. She had a distinct voice that was beautifully portrayed by Culli. Rachel was very funny and so relatable in many ways. I found myself nodding my head in agreement, and smiling and laughing at so many parts. it brought back so many memories of my high school experience and of thinking a lot of the same things as the main character.Something that I think made this book stand out to me was the descriptions used throughout the book. Culli has a beautiful way with words. The way she painted each scene and Rachel's experience, in general, was wonderful to me. The descriptions weren't cliche or overly used, but new and refreshing, and still completely relatable. It was creative and new and I loved every minute of it.My only squabble was the fact that I really liked both of the guys and, although I was happy with Rachel's choice, there wasn't really a good resolve for me with the other one. There was no reason for me to dislike him or want Rachel to dump him like a sack of garbage. I found that I still wanted to have him be a part of her life somehow. Overall, I loved this book! I will be recommending it to everyone I know this summer!Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    * I received a copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review *For as long as Rachel can remember, she's been an overachiever. She's spent her entire educational career getting straight-A's, never stepping out of line, and definitely not spending her weekends going to parties. While this led to her becoming valedictorian and getting into her dream college, it didn't give her many life experiences. So, that's why when she discovers an old self-help book buried in her room titled Seas * I received a copy of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review *For as long as Rachel can remember, she's been an overachiever. She's spent her entire educational career getting straight-A's, never stepping out of line, and definitely not spending her weekends going to parties. While this led to her becoming valedictorian and getting into her dream college, it didn't give her many life experiences. So, that's why when she discovers an old self-help book buried in her room titled Season of Yes!, she decides that whatever comes her way this summer, she's going to say yes.This little experiment leads Rachel so far out of her comfort zone: to parties, to rekindling old friendships, and the biggest one of all, romance. Rachel soon learns that saying yes to everything has it's downsides, like when she starts juggling two guys: one who was the most popular boy in the class and who she's had a massive crush on for years and the other her lifelong annoyingly charming friend. As the countdown to college begins to creep closer, Rachel must confront her feelings before the risk's she's taken blow up in her face.This. Was. So. Cute. I really liked this more than I thought I would. I thought the writing style was quick and easy to lose yourself in. I basically read this in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. I felt a connection towards Rachel since I'm very much a 'No' person as well, so watching her go on this journey of opening herself up to different experiences was lovely. I enjoyed the relationships she made, both old and new, and while I thought her and Clayton were cute together, I absolutely loved her and Miles. The way they bounced off one another and teased each other was adorable. If you're looking for a quick coming of age story, check this out.
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  • Alexa Noele
    January 1, 1970
    2.5⭐️Rachel Brooks is waiting for her life to begin. She realizes after her high school graduation that she has spent her life getting good grades, keeping her head down, and saying no. So when she finds a self-help book belonging to her Nonna, she makes it her summer mission to “say yes”. And this begins a summer of new experiences and romance. Say Yes Summer is a classic story of a shy girl who pushes herself out of her comfort zone, gets over her head, figures out life is complicated, and has 2.5⭐️Rachel Brooks is waiting for her life to begin. She realizes after her high school graduation that she has spent her life getting good grades, keeping her head down, and saying no. So when she finds a self-help book belonging to her Nonna, she makes it her summer mission to “say yes”. And this begins a summer of new experiences and romance. Say Yes Summer is a classic story of a shy girl who pushes herself out of her comfort zone, gets over her head, figures out life is complicated, and has things work out the end. I’m not mad at the formula, I actually really like this trope, but I need good storytelling and characters that feel alive. I’ve read this story before, and I needed something to make it special in its own right, and it just didn’t have anything new to offer.Story just kinds of meanders. I got over half way through before I realized nothing had really happened yet. And then all of a sudden she is torn between the guy she’s known all her life and the boy she’s had a crush on her whole life. I’m not mad at a love triangle, however this one felt very forced and inauthentic. On one side we have Clayton, the boy who who is patient with her as she struggles to open up because he believes she is worth the effort of getting to know. Compared with Miles, the boy who ha always existed in her world. Somehow Miles goes from being the guy who make her go “ew” to somehow being the one she can’t live without. There was no build up or chemistry. It just didn’t work for me, and frankly was unnecessary.Overall, it was an easy summer read. Not something memorable, but enjoyable enough to finish.*I received this ARC from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Jordan
    January 1, 1970
    2/5 starsI was so excited to jump into this fun summer ya rom-com. At the beginning, it was giving me major 'Since you've been gone' by Morgan Matson vibes. The main character focused so much on school and after graduation realizes she didn't do much outside of the classroom. She thinks no one knows who she is and wants to be different before she leaves for college, so she decides to 'say yes' to things during the summer. It starts out with her dropping her responsibility and going on a last min 2/5 starsI was so excited to jump into this fun summer ya rom-com. At the beginning, it was giving me major 'Since you've been gone' by Morgan Matson vibes. The main character focused so much on school and after graduation realizes she didn't do much outside of the classroom. She thinks no one knows who she is and wants to be different before she leaves for college, so she decides to 'say yes' to things during the summer. It starts out with her dropping her responsibility and going on a last minute adventure with a guy she had a crush on for a long time and I was totally on board. But after that one adventure, it seemed choppy and like things were happening too fast. I wish the story was drawn out more for more adventures. There was so much the writer could have done with this but it fell flat. The love triangle Rachel ended up in didn't feel earned. I didn't feel pulled into cheering for either guy because there just wasn't much to go on. Rachel never expressed why she liked either guy or what they made her feel. It bounced from one big thing to another where I felt it could have been fleshed out more. There's also a lot of really deep things going on with each character that is just lightly touched on, like the writer tried to fit too many pieces into a puzzle, and it didn't work. All that to say, It was a fun read, I didn't dislike it, it just didn't meet my expectations.What I did like: Rachel's relationship with her Nonna; her family restaurant and how that played a role in the story; the feeling of summer and being able to do whatever you want; and her restored relationship with an old friend.
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  • Tanishka Luhia
    January 1, 1970
    * I received the book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are unbiased. *Say Yes Summer, as the synopsis suggests follows Rachel Brooks, a girl with straight A’s at school but when it comes to normal teenage fun things, she has ZERO experience because when it came to non-academic things all she ever said was “NO.” However, this one summer is going to be the season of “YESes!”Honestly, when I first read the synopsis I thought this is one of those typical su * I received the book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are unbiased. *Say Yes Summer, as the synopsis suggests follows Rachel Brooks, a girl with straight A’s at school but when it comes to normal teenage fun things, she has ZERO experience because when it came to non-academic things all she ever said was “NO.” However, this one summer is going to be the season of “YESes!”Honestly, when I first read the synopsis I thought this is one of those typical summer stories about a good girl changing her usual monotonous way and finding a guy as the “perfect-ending.” However, I was proved wrong! This book discusses such important themes such as friendships, real meaning of our so called ‘life-goals’ and many other beautiful things that we are missing out on our lives just for the sake of ‘stability’.The plot was really well planned. I mean, I could hardly notice any flaws because it was so effortlessly smooth! No unnecessary dragging on one theme or one scene, no plot holes and a perfect pacing! A PERFECT PLOT.The characters were lovely! I mean, it has been quite a long time since I actually felt attached to characters from a contemporary, BUT this book made it happen! All the characters did a really good job at making the story look more relatable and emotionally attracting.The writing style was quite intriguing and simple. I really think Lindsey could do a little more better to make sure that her words shine more than they do now.
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  • Amanda Chaperon
    January 1, 1970
    Say Yes Summer by Lindsay Roth Culli: A ReviewFinal Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️First, just want to say thanks to Netgalley for the ARC! This book is out May 12th!Rachel Walls is a good girl. As a matter of fact, she’s the best girl. Every waking minute of the last four years has been painstakingly planned with one thing in mind - her future. She never participated in any activity that wouldn’t serve her in reaching her goals.But now, she’s a high school graduate. With that future she so carefully construct Say Yes Summer by Lindsay Roth Culli: A ReviewFinal Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️First, just want to say thanks to Netgalley for the ARC! This book is out May 12th!Rachel Walls is a good girl. As a matter of fact, she’s the best girl. Every waking minute of the last four years has been painstakingly planned with one thing in mind - her future. She never participated in any activity that wouldn’t serve her in reaching her goals.But now, she’s a high school graduate. With that future she so carefully constructed stretching out in front of her, she’s starting to wonder if maybe she’s spent the last four years missing out on things someone her age should have experienced by now.So when a cute boy invites her to a party, she lies to get out of saying yes. Until she comes home and discovers a book that’s all about doing just that - saying yes. This discovery launches her on a journey to experience new things, a Summer of Yes.But saying yes isn’t free, and her choices this summer could cost her far more than she ever imagined they would.This book inspired me, even as an adult. It taught me that while there is balance to saying yes and no to the things we think will or won’t serve us, it is never too late to start saying yes to more in an effort to open ourselves up to new and exciting life experiences.Ultimately, I enjoyed this book. It was cute, fun, and light-hearted and that will definitely be the perfect beach read this summer!
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  • Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
    January 1, 1970
    Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.2.5 StarsNot going to lie. It was the "Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Netflix/Hallmark Channel rom-coms..." that got me wanting to read Say Yes Summer. I was excited to for a great YA summer read. I probably should have read the reviews first. If I had, I would have known this book wasn't for me.Say Yes Summer has something I hate in romances: the dreaded love triangle. Love triangles frustrate me. I don't like people in real life Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.2.5 StarsNot going to lie. It was the "Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Netflix/Hallmark Channel rom-coms..." that got me wanting to read Say Yes Summer. I was excited to for a great YA summer read. I probably should have read the reviews first. If I had, I would have known this book wasn't for me.Say Yes Summer has something I hate in romances: the dreaded love triangle. Love triangles frustrate me. I don't like people in real life dating two people at once, so I am not a fan of it in books either. It makes a book an uncomfortable read for me. So, even while I was enjoying other parts of this story, I couldn't completely let go and enjoy the majority of it.I also had a problem with the way Rachel's family responded to her making small changes. They were really judgemental. I didn't see what the big deal was. They acted like she completely changed when she hadn't.What did I like about this book? Well, I liked that Rachel was at a crossroads in life and was using it to try new things. I loved that she was reconnecting with a friend who had disappeared from her life earlier. I liked Rachel in general. That was pretty much it.So, yeah. I think this was more of this book not being for me and not a reflection of how well it was written or anything. The author did a nice job with the writing.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Recent valedictorian Rachel has been laser-focused on her goals of obtaining high grades and getting into Northwestern University. Now that summer has arrived, she can finally relax. Reflecting that she had refused to participate in many high school rites of passage, and after finding a self-help book that encourages saying “yes” to new life experiences, Rachel decides to try this approach. She’s quickly out of her comfort zone as she inadvertently becomes involved in a love triangle, reconnects Recent valedictorian Rachel has been laser-focused on her goals of obtaining high grades and getting into Northwestern University. Now that summer has arrived, she can finally relax. Reflecting that she had refused to participate in many high school rites of passage, and after finding a self-help book that encourages saying “yes” to new life experiences, Rachel decides to try this approach. She’s quickly out of her comfort zone as she inadvertently becomes involved in a love triangle, reconnects with an old friend, and learns new truths about her classmates. While the John Hughes–esque narrative is rom-com in nature, Culli has crafted a more substantial book than readers might initially guess. She captures teen life and thoughts authentically and shows that the way people present their lives to the public is not always what is truly happening behind the scenes. A strong supporting cast of characters also adds depth.Verdict: A definite purchase for YA collections, this winning book will have readers considering how a few key decisions could alter their entire lives. Lessons in taking risks, being true to yourself, and not buying into stereotypes create a truly compelling read.I read and *star* reviewed this book for the School Library Journal at: https://www.slj.com/?reviewDetail=say...
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  • Jodi
    January 1, 1970
    Rachel is the kind of girl you don't really notice. She's had her head buried in the books her entire scholastic career, has one really good friend and one pain-in-the-neck sort-of friend, works at the family restaurant, and basically stays home on the weekends.But she realizes on graduation day that maybe, her strategy failed. In a Marie Kondo cleaning frenzy, she locates a book that belongs to her grandmother, a self-help guide to leading a more fulfilling life by saying yes to things. Since N Rachel is the kind of girl you don't really notice. She's had her head buried in the books her entire scholastic career, has one really good friend and one pain-in-the-neck sort-of friend, works at the family restaurant, and basically stays home on the weekends.But she realizes on graduation day that maybe, her strategy failed. In a Marie Kondo cleaning frenzy, she locates a book that belongs to her grandmother, a self-help guide to leading a more fulfilling life by saying yes to things. Since Nonna's got underlines and notes throughout the book, Rachel takes a chance and declares that she will use this final summer before college to be her "Summer of Yes."So she does - which takes her to a party (when her long-time crush invites her), to Canada, to re-uniting with a former friend, and to trying to balance two boys she likes but is not sure which one she really wants. Until boy #2 catches her kissing boy #1, and the summer of yes risks becoming a summer of regret.Lindsey Roth Culli's debut is a fun, fresh look at a coming-of-age story. Rachel's character is interesting and cool in her awkwardness. I loved the relationships within Rachel's family as well as the friendships she has and the ones she develops along the way. Say Yes to Say Yes Summer.
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