Synopsis: Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.
Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her stepbrother...at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.
Kody Keplinger did it again! She wrote another amazing contemporary that I enjoyed, and I believe everyone is going to enjoy. A Midsummer’s Nightmare is the second best book I’ve read from Kody, my favorite being The Duff. This book came very close to being a favorite, but not quiet.
Whitley is an outsider. She drinking a lot, parties a lot, and hooks up with guys just for only that night. She’s an interesting yet challenging character I’ve ever read. Things get worse when she learned that her father is getting married, and they won’t be spending their summer alone, just the two of them.
I felt for Whitley. She’s a gentle, nice person on the inside, but living with her angry mother and not getting to see her father regularly have left her to become the person she is. I wanted her to be happy. And there is Nate. He’s the guy she slept with at Graduation night, and her soon-to-be step-brother. Er. Yeah! I really liked him though. Sometimes he can be a jerk, but I liked him.
Bailey, Whitley’s soon-to-be step sister, and Harrison (you might know him from The Duff) made this book even more entertaining. I loved Bailey’s flighty and always happy attitude, and Harrison’s fashion advice and sense of humor. I also liked that we get to see Wesley and Bianca in this book, which was a plus. The person I didn’t like in this book is Whitley’s father. He’s selfish, mean, and heartless guy. He’s ridiculous, I didn’t like him whatsoever.
Overall, I truly enjoyed A Midsummer’s Nightmare. I have no doubt that everyone is going to love it as well. I highly recommend you check this book out right away, if not you’ll be missing an amazing book from an amazing author.
Rating: 4.5/5 (Recommend it)