The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

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General Info

Series: none (stand alone)
Genre: YA contemporary
Release Date: Available now!


One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves―and each other in this captivating new novel by Jessica Spotswood.

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.

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?

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…

Told through four alternating points of view, readers will laugh, cry, and fall in love alongside the Garrett girls.

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Praise for The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

“(Provides) a little something for everyone. Forward thinkers will embrace the book’s strong feminist message, while romantics will relish the all’s-well-that-ends-well conclusion.” —Publishers’ Weekly

“With notes of Little Women and a dash of Gilmore Girls.” Kirkus Reviews

“Highly readable … the book delivers exactly what its elevator pitch claims for it: “Little Women meets Gilmore Girls by way of Sarah Dessen.” Fans of any of those are thus the audience for this.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Named to the American Library Association’s 2019 Rainbow Book List for books with significant LGBTQ content

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