Book Review : The Last Summer Of Us by Maggie Harcourt

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After reading two fantasy books in a row, I’ve decided to get some light contemporary book and I picked up The Last Summer Of Us. The story starts with the funeral of Limpet’s mother and I was like “Okay? Should I continue reading this or not?”. And I guess the answer is obvious.

Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can’t escape the hidden secrets and slow-burning romance that could upset the balance of their friendship – perhaps forever.

Limpet (a nickname), Steffan and Jared are best friends and each of them are dealing with their own family problems. So when the idea of a road trip came up, they’ve packed their things and jump in Steffan’s car. The journey brought up some important revelations that made this trip (and summer) their last.

I am glad that this book was written on Limpet’s POV because it’s interesting to know how she sees her two best friends and how she feels being always the middle person. Jared and Steffan have their own unique personalities but together, they make me want to become a part of their friendship. I adore the relationship of the three. How they are supporting each other even they have their own problems. Sure they have their flaws but these made them more relatable.

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Currently Reading : The Last Summer Of Us

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“Is it better to lose someone slowly, or fast? Is it better to see them fade – knowing you’re helpless to hold on to them and watching them slide into the darkness – or is it easier to have them torn away from you in the night? Easier to say goodbye a hundred times, never knowing for sure which will be the last, or to say goodnight and never speak again? Which hurts the least? I don’t think either of us could tell you.” – p. 23

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