Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood


One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other.
Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own?
Bea and her boyfriend are heading off to college together in the fall, just like they planned when they started dating. But Bea isn’t sure she wants the same things as when she was thirteen…
Vi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriend…so it’s not like her feelings could ever be reciprocated, right?
As the oldest, Des shoulders a lot of responsibility for her family and their independent bookstore. Except it’s hard to dream big when she’s so busy taking care of everyone else.

This book would be a great little summer read on a beach somewhere while you are lazing around the pool. I enjoyed the pace of the book and it wasn't too long or too short so it didn't intimidate me. Initially I thought it might be a little bit much having four POV's but it was easy to follow and each girl was so different that you knew who you were reading. 

I feel like there is somebody for everyone to relate to and each person will have a favourite story line or sister. I personally liked Bea, I found her sweet and her struggle with wanting to be the best that she can be is something that I can understand. 

Its a lovely story about each girl finding herself and it shows how different that can be for everyone. It was nice to have the variety of ages for the girls as I think this added depth. I enjoyed that the characters were diverse but that the things that make people different were celebrated, I found this really refreshing. 

If I had just one wish for this book it would be the cover. I wish the girls in the cover had redder hair. 

It would be really nice to have a little series which explores where the girls go in the future. 

I think it was a great little summer read.

Thanks For Reading

Em x

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