Synopses & Reviews
A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.
"A summer romance with depth." The Boston Sunday Globe
"Fitzpatrick's excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love." Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An almost perfect summer romance." Kirkus Reviews
"On par with authors such as Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti." SLJ
"Fitzpatrick's excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love [and] the corrupting forces of power....As the lines between villains and heroes shift, readers will be reminded how "right" and "wrong" choices are rarely crystal clear."
"An almost perfect summer romance...[that] will have every girl who reads the novel wishing for a Jase of her own."
“Will connect with your heart—guaranteed!”—Lurlene McDaniel, bestselling author of Heart to Heart
“An almost perfect summer romance.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Perfectly captures the heady joys of first love.”—VOYA
“A summer romance with depth.”—The Boston Sunday Globe
Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development.
But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or…Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at allso why does she feel so comfortable with him? So…happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?
A New York Times bestseller
Expect the unexpected.
Macys got her whole summer carefully planned.
But her plans didnt include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didnt include Wes.
But Macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most.
Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know.” Publishers Weekly
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
What Happened to Goodbye
About the Author
Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.