Friday, October 5, 2018

Review: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood

Title: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls
Author: 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.

Not going to lie I totally judged this book by it's cover!!! It was too pretty not to notice. The last Summer of the Garret Girls follows four sisters – Des, Bea, Vi, and Kat – through the summer as they meet new people, try new things, discovers new things about themselves, and fall for people they didn’t expect. 

Told in multple POV's the book really pulls you in to the Garret Girls lives. People keep saying that this book is like the Gilmore girls plus any Sarah Dessen book and I totally agree.There were a ton of pop culture references which I think added a certain charm to the book and wasn't overly done. Each POV sounded different from each over and while there was obviously overlap between all of them it was never really repetitive.

Honestly The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls is  your typical summer YA contemporary with some pretty cute moments.What I really enjoyed was the fact that  the girls were named after Shakespeare characters, that there was a bookstore in the family, and that there was a lot of diversity in regards to sexual identity. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a feel good ya summer contemporary read.4/5

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