Title: Spill Over
Author: Jolene Perry
Publisher: Next Door Publishing
Pub Date: July 11, 2012
"I'm not in New York.
I'm friends with a girl.
I'm living on a boat... with my dad...
At this point, I figure anything's possible."
When an assignment overseas gives Antony's Mom the opportunity of a lifetime, she sees it as a chance for Antony to get to know his dad - a guy strange enough to live on a boat. Near dreary Seattle. Antony’s sure that the next few months will feel like a lifetime. He and his dad can’t even fill up a five minute conversation on his birthday call.
Then he meets Amber, the girl from five boats down, and his prospects perk up. But when it becomes very clear, very fast, that all she’s after is friendship, Antony wonders if he’ll survive the next three months.
He is absolutely. Completely. Totally. Displaced.
And then tragedy hits.
Spill Over is a novel about love, loss, and figuring out what’s actually important.
I had no idea what this book was about when I bought it. I didn't even read the summary. Crazy? Nope. I'll read anything by author Jolene Perry. I don't need to know what it's about.
I was pleasantly surprised that this is a male POV. I love a male POV! I want it to be the new trend. It's so different and I love being in the guys head. I'm a girl and I already know how girls think. I like to pretend I'm in the guys head and see things in a different way. It's awesome! Antony exudes coolness. I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have been friends in high school. I wasn't exactly popular. But that doesn't make him unrelated or unlikable. He seems that way at first but he had so many facets that you find his struggles are similar to yours. Even if you've never gone through what Antony has, you will identify with him in some way.
Amber and Antony are similar in many ways. They are both home schooled, they live on a boat and want to go to the same University. But that is really where the similarities end. They are pretty much polar opposites. Antony is confident and experienced. Amber is quiet and...well, hasn't had many of life's experiences. It makes for an exciting relationship because you never really know how the other is going to react. Or what they are thinking.
I really loved this setting. I mean they live on a boat people!!!! One of my dreams! So amazing. Really fun story. Even if there are sad parts that make you hurt it is great to see how a life changes and when happiness is obtained. I'm such a fan of author Jolene Perry and this is another great one!