We asked you: Which fun-in-the-sun YA novel would you recommend readers take to the beach this summer?
And our winner, STEPHANIE, said:
"I loved Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland. It's not exactly a light, fun read, though it is laugh out loud at times. But it's one of those stories that shows total growth for a character and has you rooting for them all the way through the tough times. It's the kind of story that makes you long for a ferry ride to a place that almost seems magical.
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen is set in Colby, a beach side town where the locals thrive on tourism and they love and protect their small town life. This one is a really good read.
Lastly, and this one I recommend for someone looking for almost a satire, is the Vicious Deep. It's about a regular teenage boy who turns out to be a merdude, and incidentally, next in line to be the King of the Merdudes. The book is so funny and well done, and the author sucks you into this bizarre setting, and somehow makes it completely plausible that these outrageous things could happen to one person in a lifetime. This is light, fun beach read at its best. And the sequel was just published as well, so I'll be diving into that this week. (No pun intended:)"Great recommendations, Stephanie! I'm especially intrigued by this merdude you speak of. Just send us a quick email to yaconfidential [at] gmail [dot] com to let us know what book you would like sent to you. Thanks again for taking part in our From the Vault Mondays!