One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank is about a girl name Sophie. Sophie is intelligent, kind, and passionate. She definitely has her flaws, which make her incredibly relatable. Her flaws make her relatable because everyone has been in the awkward stage of high school where you’re still so unsure of yourself.
As the story progresses, we meet Sophie’s new stepmom and stepsister. While the family tries to blend and navigate their summer together, well there’s lots of drama. One of my favorite parts about this story was how family was one of the main focuses of the book. Yes there was romance and friendships, but seeing how Sophie fixed her life within her family was always an important element throughout the story.
Sophie starts to open up more once one of her stepsister’s friends, Mathieu, lets her practice the piano at his house. Sophie is a passionate person and one of her passions is playing the piano.
There’s a lot of drama Sophie is left to deal with when it comes to Mathieu, but this bring a romantic aspect to the story. This book definitely delivers on that aspect of the story. This is a great romantic story that is perfect for teens. It is a relatable story because of the characters and their experiences.
I received this book from Zonderkidz-Books and Blink via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.