- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (1 May 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140958769X
- ISBN-13: 978-1409587699
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2 x 12.8 cm
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The Last Summer of Us Paperback – Import, 1 May 2015
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'A perfect summer read... Harcourt brilliantly captures the feeling of being sixteen and on the edge of the rest of your life' - The Bookseller 'If you're looking for a summer road trip book, I have the perfect one for you... The Last Summer of Us is a fun and sparkling debut with one of the best slow-burning romances on the YA scene since Anna and the French Kiss' - The Mile Long Bookshelf 'Harcourt has written an assured and memorable debut novel. You cannot help but care about the carefully drawn characters because we ache when they grieve and laugh when they do (and they laugh a lot). It's raw, honest, identifiable; it's about growing up and the crossroads that we all face in life. It's a must-read for any teen' - Manchester Evening News "An uplifting, funny, warm, thought-provoking road trip through Wales. It's everything you want in a captivating summer read." - The Scotsman "Jared, Steffan, and Limpet are some of the most lovable and flawed teenagers ever... This trio of friends [could] compete with Harry, Hermione, and Ron in terms of camaraderie." - Real Rad Reads "Harcourt manages to effortlessly take us through a story of heartbreak, loss and teen angst while keeping this beautiful and heart-warming adventure of friendship, love and change alive and pulsing throughout." - Papertrail YA "A book about loss and change, friendship and love written in a gentle and often humorous tone." - The School Librarian
About the Author
Maggie Harcourt was born and raised in Wales, where she grew up telling stories. She now lives just outside Bath, and spends most of her time trying to convince her family that she knows what she's doing - but she's still telling stories.
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It's both a fun and emotional road trip story, but I was missing some more depth, another layer. The humor worked, and was the principal difference when comparing the book to "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng. It's basically a story about three kids who goof around with each other. It's very fun to read, but I'm afraid the balance tips too much to this humorous side. The more emotional stuff could have been a bit more worked out. The emotional scenes, primarily about grief, are there, but the characters go back to their goofy selves way too fast afterwards.
It was a very enjoyable read, and the characters are very sympathetic, but it read more as a movie script than a novel. In that regard, I wanted to know more about those characters. I wanted to get to know them better than simply what's shown in these pages. Probably because they are such good friends; I wanted to join their circle. (Or triangle. Making it a square then. Whatever.)