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Updated: Jun 23, 2018


This is the final book (I believe) in the Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally. I've read all but one and enjoyed all I've read (some more than others, of course). This book focuses on Maggie, who is aiming to qualify for the Olympics in swimming -- so it keeps up the general feel of female athletes like the other books in the series. As with the others, the talk surrounding sex is frank and sometimes a little more graphic than other YA books -- but not, in my opinion, too graphic (it probably wouldn't qualify as New Adult). The language here is also more graphic, and many of the characters drop f-bombs; for me, this simply makes it seem more realistic.

One-sentence summary: Maggie realizes all that she's missed during high school as she pursues her Olympic swimming dream; however, discovering her feelings for her teammate Levi may take more maneuvering than she's used to.

Genre: YA contemporary

Publishing Info: Sourcebooks Fire, 7/17

Overall review synopsis: 4.5/5 stars; will most likely be re-read; recommended for any teen girls (especially athletes), any who enjoy teen romance (and want to see the previous couples from Hundred Oaks), and any who like physically strong girls who are willing to be vulnerable elsewhere.