Aubrey and Rae have been planning their trip around Europe practically from the moment they became BFFs in primary school. And, now, it ought to be the perfect way to spend their last summer together before university.But things are more complicated at eighteen than they were at ten. There's Jonah, Aubrey's seemingly perfect boyfriend, and his best friend Gabe, the boy Aubrey may have accidentally kissed. And there's Clara, the friend Rae is crushing on, hard, even though there's no hope because Clara is definitely into guys, not girls.Five friends. Ten days. Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Florence, Barcelona. And a messy, complicated, can-this-really-be happening love story, or two ... because how could there not be?...
|Title||:||The Summer of Us|
|Number of Pages||:||311 pages|
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The Summer of Us Reviews
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Cecilia Vinesse’s THE SUMMER OF US is a realistic YA coming-of-age story about five friends on the trip of a lifetime.
Aubrey and her friends Rae, Clara, Jonah and Gabe have hit the rails to see Europe post-graduation from the American School in London. With a variety of relationships and agendas playing out—some hidden and some overt—the ...more
I’d give this book 2.5 stars... a mix of it being okay and me liking it. While I liked this book fine enough, the author annoyed me by making everything work out perfectly for every character in this book. If you put together any other group of friends that include some of both sexes, some dating, some with crushes on others in the group, and some with infidelity, there is zero chance in real life that every person would come out with a happy ending. And I also find it highly unlikely that so ma ...more
Enjoyed this travelogue, YA romance friendship story a lot,
Near the end of Cecilia Vinesse’s The Summer of Us, Rae, one of the two point of view protagonists, proclaims, “Europe is really about churches isn’t it? That’s my main takeaway from this trip. Churches, old art, trains.” And Europe is about all of these things, but Vinesse’s latest young adult novel is about so much more. Told from the alternating perspectives of longtime friends Aubrey and Rae, The Summer of Us follows five recent high school grads as they trek across Europe before heading the ...more
I will adore pretty much any summer travel story, but this really is one of the best YA ones I've found! The characters completely make the story — there are 3 girls & 2 guys who backpack around Europe the summer before college. There's a kind of love triangle between one of the girls and the 2 guys, while the other two girls are trying to figure out if they like each other. These 2 girls were easily the best part and most developed. Their relationship is adorable and the feminist side comme ...more
Any book that has a plot even remotely similar to ANY element of the 2011 Selena Gomez movie 'Monte Carlo', I'm going to read, no question.
'The Summer of Us' follows a group of five friends on the trip around Europe, and they're all dating the wrong person. Oops. I didn't care so much for the romances themselves, because they hinged on not being honest with each other about feelings, and I'm always like 'dude, just let him down easy, so you can all be happier in the long run!'
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This is not for people who are like "OMG the characters were so dramaaaaatic," but as I have no problem with that, I thought this book was lots of fun. Chemistry, travel, and gayness - I'm here for it.
3/10 OR 2/5 STARS
Okay, so here’s the thing: this book had huge potential. There were so many things that could’ve gone right in this book, but the problem? None of them did. By a mile and a half, this was the most disappointing read of this year for me.
For a little bit of background, I picked up this book solely based on it’s amazing cover and added it to my TBR. Soon enough, I saw that the entire world of bookstagram was reading it, and it was one of the hottest (Pun? Pun.) books of summer. To ...more