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?...
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The Summer of Us Reviews
This is the kind of book that teenage me would have loved. And as a result adult, me really enjoyed it.
It was fun to read this light adventurous story that takes us through some o the most beautiful places in Europe. The author does a wonderful job of describing the intimate dynamics of changing friendships, and how coming of age and travel can not only help you find yourself but transform you into a new independent person.
This book made me feel so nostalgic for travel, old friendships and that ...more
apparently this is a sapphic travel romance??? sign me the fuck up
First full review of the year, how exciting! I received an early copy of this book and let me tell you it was amazing. It comes out in June of 2018 and I highly recommend it to anyone that is a fan of contemporary ya and looking for a lighthearted read that does talk about the hard parts of growing up.
Now let us get into the review.
Aubrey: I don't mean to be that person, but Aubrey reminded me a lot of myself. I'm not exactly sure why, but she did and I'm unsure whether or not ...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!'
What I was most i ...more
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
In some ways, this totally lived up to my expectations, while in others, it was a little lackluster.
The star of the show for me was the character dynamics. During the first third, I was a little hesitant because it felt like everything was going to be botched up--the men would mansplain things and everything would just go terribly, horribly wrong--but it ended up actually being okay in the end.
The way the characters worked with each other felt very realistic by the time the conclusion cam ...more
I NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER (like, ever) rate happy, light YA contemporaries 5 stars.
But here we are.
I usually like my contemporaries hard and gritty but I actually LIKED the romances and lightness in this book and I FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE LIKE FLUFFY BOOKS WHO AM I??
AHHHH. AHHHHH. CUTENESS. OVERLOADDDD.
It’s nearing summer here in the UK AND OH MY GOSH, this book? If summer was a book, IT WOULD BE THIS. I mean, I guessed by the title “The Summer of Us” but it literally ha ...more
You know when you're a kid, there's this transition you need to make from being dependent on your parents to being dependent on yourself. In The Summer of Us, Cecilia Vinesse explores this transitional period through five teens traveling through Europe together.
Ok, when I was a kid I did get a chance to travel with some fellow youngsters through a different part of the world. I was only 15 when it happened and I feel like it dramatically changed the person I was into the person I am today. I fee ...more