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Publisher Description

A shy teen befriends an attractive beach town tourist in this refreshing summertime romance, in the tradition of Sixteenth Summer and Seventeenth Summer.

In the small town of Pearl Beach, Florida, Izzy Lucas needs only her surfboard and the water to be completely happy. She wants nothing to do with parties, popularity contests, or showing her face around the clichéd touristy hangouts. Izzy’s tight group of coworkers at the local surf shop have tried relentlessly to break shy Izzy out of her (sea)shell. But Izzy isn’t interested…until the day Ben Barker walks into the store.

Ben’s from the city. He’s cute, charming, and wants her help adjusting to beach town culture. As the weeks of surfing lessons and pizza shack visits fly by, Izzy and Ben realize their attraction goes beyond mere friendship. But Ben is only in town for three months, and Izzy wonders if this amazing guy is worth stepping out of her comfort zone for what might be the perfect summer romance—or her first heartbreak.

Young Adult
May 6
Simon Pulse
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

Blue sky's fly ,

16 summer

I really liked this book it only took me 2 days to finish it but I did not like the end of the book like I think it should of had more because it leaves you wondering what's going to happen next ☹️🤔

A.N.G. Daydreamer ,

So cute!

I loved this book and finished it in a day. Any book reader knows that some of the best book are the ones with moments that force you to close the book, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and either squeal or scream from what’s happening... I definitely had a lot of those moments reading “Pulled Under.”

The story was just such an easy read that was just perfect for the summer. I loved that I could not only vividly picture everything, especially Izzy surfing, but I could feel it... I felt like I was there in every moment.

I am sad that I don’t know how it finishes but I understand what I think Dalton was trying to do. I can clearly see the different paths and both of them would have been acceptable... I feel that which one we choose to believe happens after says a lot about us as the readers and let’s us have the conclusion we wanted.

Though... I would not be upset if she hinted at the conclusion in a sequel or a new book even if it’s just because the new main characters just happened to mention them in conversation...

But still I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a story that will have you smiling as wide as Ben does and crying as much as Izzy. Definitely the perfect summer story.

Al36527 ,

Pulled Under

I found this book to be a fun easy read. I finished this book in two days, but was left unsatisfied with the ending. I don't think there is a sequel to this book so I'm left to finish the story. Other than the ending I loved this book! Definitely a summer beach read!

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