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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Book Review: Spill Over by Jolene Perry

Spill Over

Published July 11th 2012
Next Door Publishing

Goodreads synopsis:

"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.


This book came unexpected. It came along with another one of Jolene Perry's books and I'm so happy I got it. 

Antony is a rich spoiled 17 year old who has traveled the world with his mom who is a famous news reporter. Even though Antony has everything and can have pretty much anything he still seems mellow and cool (not a snob). His mom gets an assignment in Africa for 3 months and isn't taking Antony. Instead she is sending him to his dad's in Washington who lives on a boat. As you can imagine he isn't thrilled about leaving his past pace life in NY to live on a boat with a man he barely knows.

As Antony tries to adjust to his new life on the boat he meets the beautiful and sweet, Amber. Amber doesn't give him any kind of hint that she is interested which Antony isn't used to. They slowly become friends and study partner's since they are both homeschoolers in their final year. 

In the mist of this whole new world Antony finds out that something horrible happened to his mother. Now he has a whole new thing added to his shoulders that he can barely swallow. 

I'm a fan of words. If you can evoke strong emotions from me through your words, than you win my heart. This was one of those books. I felt every emotion Antony felt. I can't imagine going through what he went through but he still came out so strong and I think I fell in love with him. 

Amber was so strong. She didn't let anything get in her way. She was determined and didn't let anything slide. I loved that she knew when to just be there for Antony and when his old ways showed their ugly head she still stuck to her guns. 

I also loved the relationship he had with his mom and then later on built with his father. He learned to see past his hurt and hold on to the good. 

Great story. Everyone should really give this book a try.

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