The summer I found you by Jolene Perry
Release date: March 1, 2015
Publisher: AW Teen
Buy or borrow: buy
Synopsis: Kate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he's a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life.
When Kate and Aidan find each other, neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?
My thoughts: I read this book a couple months ago and till this day I still think about it from time to time. Kate's boyfriend just broke up with her for someone else and she's been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Kate refuses to really acknowledge that she's sick and she doesn't really take it seriously. Aidan lost an arm in Afghanistan, but he also lost more than that. He lost his sergeant and friend who saved Aidan's life. He's left with guilt and wondering why it wasn't him who died, because he didnt have a wife or children like his sergeant. Aidan meets Kate at a carnival that his cousin made him go to. Kate and Aidan become friends at first. Aidan likes Kate because she doesn't really have a filter and just says what comes into her mind. Kate likes Aidan because he doesn't treat her differently because he doesn't know she had diabetes. Aidan makes Kate realize that she really didn't lose as much as he did. They both help each other cope with their loses. This book is a fast read with really well-developed characters.
Recommendations: Reaching Rose by JP Grider (review coming on Friday)