I don’t know if it is me or if it is the books. I used to run out and buy Jane Green’s books and devour them immediately. Now, I get them at the library and they leave me feeling not quite disappointed but not all together satisfied either.
The Beach House was a light, summery read. But it was also incredibly predictable. There are two big reveals with two characters that I saw coming from a mile away.
I also found myself frustrated at times with the editing. You could tell that Green is English and at times her word choice seemed unnatural to an American ear. (A 13yr American girl would never get excited over a “proper job”. American’s don’t have rows. We have arguments or fights.) I could have excused this if one of the characters was English, but all were East Coasters.
All in all I would rate this a 2.5/5.