Lovestruck Summer

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Austin music fest

Yay, summer in Austin!

Good food, good times. Fun for everyone!

Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny,"...

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Overview

Austin music fest

Yay, summer in Austin!

Good food, good times. Fun for everyone!

Okay, living with my sorority-brainwashed cousin, who willingly goes by "Party Penny," is not exactly what I had in mind.

All your favorite bands

But the cute musicians I've met totally make up for it . . . like Sebastian. Swoon.

All ages welcome

So why can't I stop thinking about Penny's friend All-American Russ and his Texas twang??

Saturday & Sunday, from noon to midnight

Don't wait up!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061715860
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 880,102
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 2.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Walker is the author of Unbreak My Heart, Small Town Sinners, Lovestruck Summer, and the Violet on the Runway series. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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  • Posted May 8, 2009

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    Cuute!

    Age R: 15+
    Thoughts:
    Quinn a.k.a Pricilla (don't call her that or she'll get upset with you) is an 18 year old girl who loves music, especially indie rock. It's the summer before she's going off to college and she wants to go to a city with a music scene (Austin) and find a dream guy, The Supreme, to have a summer fling with. Thank goodness she gets a job (or does she?) working for the label of her favorite indie rock band The Walters. When she arrives in Austin she finds this summer might not be so great. She has to stay with her cousin who it turns out is your typical sorority girl. How is she going to stand that all summer? Oh then there's that itty bitty problem with her "job" and what about that annoying a-hole wannabe cowboy next door? But then there's that REALLY cute guy..so maybe summer won't be so bad. :D
    Lovestruck Summer was such a CUTE read! This is one of those books that you want to read as a pick-me-up. It's short, light and fun. I know that a LOT of covers that are like that are usually those super predictable books (you know which ones I'm talking about) but this one is not like that. I'll admit some things were kinda predicatable, but it didn't ruin the story. It's really enjoyable-for a short read-so go read it!
    One great thing about this book was the changes that Quinn goes throughout the book. I really loved that! I myself have met people just like her. People that are all "I love indie music! Ugh I can't believe that song I love is all over the radio now, I knew about it way before everyone else grr" and people that are not really open to other kinds of music because it's too mainstream or whatever. I'm glad Quinn changed for the better not just about her music tastes (I love all kinds of music thankyouverymuch) but about her guy tastes too (that sounds funky hehe). I won't say too much about this transformation of hers because I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but trust me, it's cool. :)
    This is the part where I squeal about the ADORABLE romantic scene. Okay, so you can't really hear me mentally squeal, but I'm doing it! hehe I just loved that moment so much, if it were a movie I'd rewind it again and again..and about 50 times more :) It was just so cute!
    Overall this is one you should pick up if you're in the mood for a quick, fun and cute read.

    Cool: The fact that the story takes place in Texas, my home state. I LOVED that the protagonist is basically addicted to music, just like me hehe She listens to it for different reasons but w/e it's relateable. I love anything Indie so yay! The girl's working for an independent label so of course this makes things all the more interesting.
    Not so cool:
    Hmm can't think of anything I didn't like other than the fact that I wish it were longer hehe Actually there's something else. *Possible spoiler. It's not something I didn't like, it's more like something that made me sad. I think it's sad that the main relationship is basically a one time thing. :(

    -tvandbookaddict.blogspot.com

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2009

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    Reviewed by Angela S. for TeensReadToo.com

    Priscilla Parker, known better by "Quinn," just graduated high school and lives her life by the music on her iPod.

    On one fateful night, Quinn decides to call her favorite record label, Amalgam Records, and ask for an internship. Quinn is beyond surprised when someone answers the phone at 3 a.m. and tells Quinn that she can be an intern during the summer!

    After convincing her parents to let her go to Austin and stay with her "studious" cousin, Penny, for the summer, Quinn begins her journey of working for Amalgam and looking for her "supreme" boyfriend.

    Quinn has an idea of her perfect boyfriend, so she completely dismisses Russ, who lives next door to Penny. He's just too much of a Frat boy to be a cool boyfriend.

    But are Quinn's stereotypes about people getting in the way of her being able to make friends? How can she have the best summer ever if she can't stop making judgments about people the second she meets them?

    With crazy characters and lots of music-related chapters, LOVESTRUCK SUMMER is a great summertime read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    Wow- Speechless!

    Ok first i thought this was gonna be a boring same old same old summer love story. It wasn't at all, don't judge a book by it's cover! If your feeling like staying home a reading a cute teen summer romance novel this is perfect for you! I would tell you something about it but i don't want to spoil it :) 5 stars , highly recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2009

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    Walker is a Genius!

    Lovestruck Summer is one of my all time favorite books. Walker is a genius! This is the way romantic comedy is supposed to be written. Breezy, charming, fun, kicky & memorable.

    I feel butterflies flitting in my stomach just thinking about this darling treasure.
    Priscilla Quinn Parker ~ Quinn ~ is a fiery, saucy, indie music lovin' chick.

    " I live my life in headphones. That way, I can control what I let in."


    Walker captured the essence of Quinn & created an impressive spitfire. She is just fun!

    I laughed, cried, fell in love & had a blast!

    With an industry over saturated w/ paranormal this & paranormal that, Walker's Lovestruck Summer is a refreshing sparkling romantic getaway.

    Walker is one gifted writer, she's able to create appealing, invigorating, whimsical three- dimensional characters who rocket off the page.

    Quinn is simply remarkable, utterly misguided & thoroughly magnetizing. Quinn's progression from a snotty show-off into a more unbiased young woman was skillfully devised.



    Penny aka "Party Penny" is more than Quinn's cousin or your typical sorority babe. She has her own depth, appeal & spunk! I am eager to read more about Penny & hope Walker considers revisiting this character again. *Hint* ; ).

    Penny's dog, Miss Tiara is a riot!

    Penny's irritating frat-boy/wannabe-cowboy friend & next door neighbor, Russ (sigh) is the guy that no matter how hard Quinn tries she just can't seem to shake. Russ is the one who stimulates her senses, makes her question her beliefs & makes her feel. Russ is always calling Quinn "Priscilla" which steams her to no end. When he starts calling her "Cilla", I am in love ; 9! Let me just say, I so wanted to be Quinn ; )!

    Chrissy, Penny's friend & neighbor ~ Russ's roommate ~ is more than a buxom, dippy blonde. She definitely is the definition of "never judge a book by its cover".

    Walker delivered a striking punch in this feel good read. Walker filled this 272 page light read w/ more substance than a 500 page tome. Brava, Walker!

    There has been a bit of buzz on the cover. Some love the bubble gum cover others roll their eyes @ the cutesy presentation; the cover depicts summer romance in the HarperTeen "Beach Reads" category. I love it! I love the "beachy" look & the colors are darling! Afterall, it captures the essence of Austin's Barton Springs perfectly.

    You really should grab a copy of Lovestruck Summer. Whenever you need a pick me up, escape or to just feel good inside, Walker's Lovestruck Summer is it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2009

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    Romantic Comedy at Its Finest!

    I love romantic comedies. They are the best to read when looking for something light and fun. And since I'm always looking for that, this book was perfect. I laughed, I almost cried, and just had an all around good time reading it.

    What I loved about this novel was that it was strictly a romantic comedy. It has a lot of depth to it! Quinn has to question everything she's thought about herself, boys, and just people in general. It really makes you wonder if you're selling yourself, and others, short like Quinn. Maybe I was more susceptible to this because I've been wondering about that very thing here lately. Like Quinn comes to realize, I've been realizing lately that I don't want to be that person that makes fun of the bubble gum pink sorority girls or other people who seem to fit a stereotype but may have more to offer. So in that capacity, this novel really struck a chord with me (musical pun not intended but kind of cute now that I think about it!).

    For a romantic comedy, it is also less predictable than you would think. I might just be easily thrown, but I really did question at times if the book would end how I felt it should. Of course it does, but it's realistic.

    So, this novel has comedy, romance, depth, and moments of unpredictability for those readers who tire of knowing how a book will end (but the journey is what matters anyway, right?). I highly recommend this as a perfect summer read. I have a feeling I might even reread it later this summer, it's that good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Cute :)

    A super read, perfect for when ur craving that texas romantic comedy!

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

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    Cute

    It was a cute story. I do have to admit after reading all the reviews I thought this book was going to be better. Quinn/Priscilla was cool and reminded me of me. I loved how the author used music in this book. After reading it I wanted to listen to country music and discover new indie rock. The only thing that drove me crazy was the author thought she had to write who said each line when there was dialog. This drove me crazy and at times did not let me enjoy the book. I had to find a way to ignore it.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    super read

    This book was funny and sweet i love how it flipped things around. It was one of the best books i ever read i would deffenitly read this book over and over again.i suggest this book for those who love comedy/ drama/love stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2011

    Great Book

    Its actually really good! It is an easy read, but worth the while! I loved it! :)

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

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    Dont Jude It By Its Cover.

    okay so this isnt really a full review, but its a pre-read review.
    so, i pre-read this book online.. which was a BIG mistake! because now im HOOKED i read up to chapter four annd i wanna keep reading, but ill have to wait til tomorrow to buy it. trust me the cover may be a total turnoff to some of youu, like it was to me.. but when youu start reading it, you'll get hooked! this book so far was really interesting it drew me in right from the start. I could really relate to this story, im always listening to my ipod. i love indie but i love all music, lol including country. Percilla oops i mean Quinn is an interesting character. i love melissa walker's description of all of the characters. LOL, Miss. Tiara! now that's a funny dog. This story is very intriguing, annd id reccomend it to anyone looking for an excellient read. Cant wait to finish this tomorrow! Literally, i want to finish it now. I was even thinking about buying the ebook, but its too bad i like to buy my books just to have them(=

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