Author: Blake Nelson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 19, 2018
The summer I was seventeen I met this girl…
Nick has the best of moms and the worst of moms. On the upside, she’s a distinguished professor and bestselling author. On the downside, she’s a serious alcoholic, with no clue how to relate to her son or husband.
Nick, meanwhile, has finished his junior year and needs a break from his stressful home life. What better place to spend the summer than Seaside, Oregon, a sleepy beach town where he can chill out, meet girls, and work at his Uncle’s car wash.
Enter local legend, Phoebe Garnet. She’s funny, sexy, but dangerously self-destructive. Suddenly Nick is more in love, more obsessed, more heartsick than he’s ever been in his life.
Why does Nick love her so much? Will he survive this obsession? And who can he turn to for help?
- It’s a good summer setting. Nick goes to stay with his Uncle just for the summer, which makes for a perfect summer read.
- It was a super easy read. It wasn’t too heavy of a book to read, which was nice.
- Nick was an interesting character. I actually liked reading about him, which isn’t always the case for me when I read contemporaries!
- The title of the book is literally Phoebe Will Destroy You, yet Phoebe was barely a side character in this book. She was probably in it for about 30 pages. It was upsetting, because I thought it was going to be a little more of a romance, but it wasn’t. The title was very misleading.
- There was nothing that really stuck out about this book. It didn’t really have anything interesting to me that made it different from many other contemporaries.