One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselvesand each other.Kat lands the lead in the community theaters 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 isnt sure she wants the same things as when she was thirteenVi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriendso its 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 its hard to dream big when shes so busy taking care of everyone else....
|Title||:||The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls Reviews
This honestly has SO MANY elements that I look for in a contemporary, so I was kinda super excited. I’m a sucker for family stories - especially sibling relationships!!! So a story about 4 sisters last summer all together at home before they start moving on with their own futures had my name written all over it. Unfortunately, the story didn’t really wow me - I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it. Though I do think it’s a perfect “between book” to read, especially in the summer.
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Full review is up on From Jen's Bookshelf!
I recieved an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley. While this is going to be a brief review there will be a longer one posted on my blog soon!
I was drawn in by the plot of this book right. Especially as someone who has a sister. I understood the complicated relationships that sisters often have. But I think even people who do not have sisters will still be able to relate to the characters because they were all so unique. I was able to see a part o ...more
I loved so much about this book! The characters were so different and yet so real.
This was a great story about 4 sisters spending the last summer together before things really change for them. As someone who has two sisters herself, I could completely relate to the dynamic of the sisters and their relationship. The author did a great job of making them unique but having a great connection. I would expect nothing less from Jessica Spotswood!
The only drawback of this one was that it was a little ...more
All the heart eyes for this one!
A lovely story about four sisters in the summer before everything in their life in a small coastal town changes for them. The four girls are very distinct, with great character arcs. The writing is evocative, and the world-building and character development is very Sarah Dessen like.
There are tons of cats, dogs, and BOOK REFERENCES GALORE because one of the settings is a bookstore. There are all kinds of pop culture references, a fan fiction writer, an actress, ...more
4.5 stars, most likely. I really loved this! Each sister was going through their own thing and trying to find themselves over the course of the summer, but it wasn't repetitive reading from each point of view. All girls were super different and growing. I was a liiiittle nervous I wouldn't be able to tell them apart, since there were 4 points of view, but it was so well-done. I can definitely see the early comparisons to Stars Hollow/Gilmore Girls; I loooove small town stories and this one actua ...more
I received a Netgalley of The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls. I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into with this one. It was enjoyable. I laughed out loud a few times, found myself on the verge of crying a few times. It was heartfelt, all-encompassing, and fun to read. There's plenty of pop culture and YA shoutouts (Riverdale and Reign of the Fallen, what up?!) which when done in the right way, can be a lot of fun. TLSOTGG bordered on reference overkill, but it wasn' ...more
Oh, how I loved this so much! Yes, it was a total Brittany book and it's been awhile since I've read something that I just wholeheartedly loved. I loved the constant references to books and how much reading and books made a difference in the lives of the four sisters. I loved the sisters and the multiple points-of-view and how different and complex each character was without being unrealistic. I was so sad to see this end and already miss these characters and wonder where life has taken them now ...more
I went into this book really hoping for something cute and summery. Well, I got that. Kind of.
It was an insanely shallow book, if that makes sense. I attribute this to the author attempting to squeeze 4 different point of views in here. It led to shallow, barely there characters. Their entire characters couldn't be fleshed out so they fell back onto the tropes they were written as.
The book also contained an extraordinary amount of pop culture references. It was a bit annoying, as most of those ...more