Thursday, July 5, 2018

My Thoughts: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood
The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls
by Jessica Spotswood
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Publication Date: June 5th 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781492622192
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
Source: Netgalley Review Copy

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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. (Goodreads)

This summer I am all about Summer themed books, and The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood sounded like the most perfect summer read! (Also, the cover for this book is gorgeous, and definitely hard to resist!)

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls is a modern retelling of super popular Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I have not read the original classic before, but I know the just of the story, and The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls is actually the second retelling of the book that I've read this year. It's super fascinating to read each authors different version of the original story, and reading these books definitely makes me want to read the original sometime!

One of the things I liked most about this book were the characters. The story is told from each of the Garrett sisters perspective, and I loved this because it felt like we got to know each sister so much more this way. I loved them all, and the bond between them is really great. Another thing I liked about this book was that there were SO many diverse characters. Like, seriously, SO MANY! And they were all awesome, so there's definitely many people to love in the story.

The storyline for this book felt like Little Women meets Gilmore Girls, and that, in addition to the great characters, was what had me hooked on the story. I loved the small town, summer/holiday weekend setting, and I would love for this town to be read so I could visit in real life!

Overall; The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls was a super fun summer read, so if you're looking for a book to put on your Summer TBR, you'll most definitely want to look into this book! The characters are great, the storyline is sweet, and the setting is a place that you'll definitely want to visit. Combine all these things together, and you get a perfect summer read. I am now definitely looking forward to reading more books by Jessica Spotswood in the future!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you really liked the characters! I'm currently reading this one and I like them too. I think they make the book more interesting.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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