The Summer of Us

The Summer of Us

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 Aub...

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Title:The Summer of Us
Author:Cecilia Vinesse
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The Summer of Us Reviews

  • ilsa ➹

    I NEVER 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

    AHHHH. AHHHHH. CUTENESS. OVERLOADDDD.

    It’s nearing summer here in the UK AND OH MY GOSH, this book?

    I mean, I guessed by the title “The Summer of Us” but it literally ha

    I NEVER 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

    AHHHH. AHHHHH. CUTENESS. OVERLOADDDD.

    It’s nearing summer here in the UK AND OH MY GOSH, this book?

    I mean, I guessed by the title “The Summer of Us” but it literally has so many summer vibes and I really...thought that this contemporary would be NO DIFFERENT to all the other typical, boring, fluffy YA novels…

    I was wrong.

    Which I mean is a rare thing but I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

    and characters I cared about and romances that WERE AMAZING and fleshed out and good and IT’S SO ADDICTING.

    So like if you could all read it please and thanks; I read it in one sitting.

    It’s interesting, it’s got a plot, it’s got dynamics, it’s got good characters and perfect light writing to top it off. It’s just SO enjoyable, and I love it.

    Set your expectations low, and you’ll have such a fun time!! It’s about a group of five teens traveling around Europe (mostly Paris) and it’s the last time they’ll spend together before all going off to different universities/college and they are all so sad because they won’t see each other and so they are all basically saying goodbye.

    Also, a perfect time to fall in love, just so you can wave farewell 2 seconds later.

    But honestly, these group of friends have known each other forever and then...as the most inconvenient time, decide to start dating and accept their feelings for each other...OOPS.

    BECAUSE THEY’VE WASTED ALL THIS TIME NOT TELLING EACH OTHER ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS. So yes, bittersweet endings that are basically sad but...also really hopeful?! And I live for that.

    There is a love triangle but it’s not...bad…? If that makes any sense. It is dealt with SOOO well. So there’s an m/f relationship but also a really cute f/f COUPLE WHICH I LOVE OMG IM GOING TO CRY OMG OMG. It’s too pure and soft and beautiful and please read it because it’s so fluffy and cute and perfect AGH.

    It’s a very character-driven novel but I love Rae and Aubrey, they are such good best friends!! And it’s such a relaxed book with parties and ice cream and all the GOOD STUFF.

    So yeah I hope you guys pick this up when it comes out in June and maybe go to the beach with the sun shining and just ABSOLUTELY FALL IN LOVE.

  • Cait • A Page with a View

    I will adore pretty much any summer travel story, but this really is one of the best YA ones I've found! The characters completely make the story — there are 3 girls & 2 guys who backpack around Europe the summer before college. There's a kind of love triangle between one of the girls and the 2 guys, while the other two girls are trying to figure out if they like each other. These 2 girls were easily the best part and most developed. Their relationship is adorable and the feminist side comme

    I will adore pretty much any summer travel story, but this really is one of the best YA ones I've found! The characters completely make the story — there are 3 girls & 2 guys who backpack around Europe the summer before college. There's a kind of love triangle between one of the girls and the 2 guys, while the other two girls are trying to figure out if they like each other. These 2 girls were easily the best part and most developed. Their relationship is adorable and the feminist side comments are hilarious. It's a lot of characters for a short standalone to cover, but the book balances them pretty well. The story focuses a lot on starting a new future and how it's ok to stay in touch with old friends.

    The plot definitely revolves around the friends and their drama, though. Europe is mostly a backdrop... Most of the story takes place on trains. I always love books about people with the time, ability, and money to head to Europe because I can travel vicariously through them. So even though I didn't totally get that sense from this story, I still thought it was a light, happy read that's one of my top recommendations for a summer YA contemporary!

  • ellie

    This book is like a train ride. As in, you start at the beginning, and you’re introduced to these characters and their histories and you’re sort of overwhelmed with everything (just how you feel when you’re on a platform, getting on the train). Then you’re on the journey itself, and you see their paths unravel in front of you like you’re watching roads/trees/ towns pass by in the window. And you can’t do anything about the way the train just passes them by, so all you can really do is sit back a

    This book is like a train ride. As in, you start at the beginning, and you’re introduced to these characters and their histories and you’re sort of overwhelmed with everything (just how you feel when you’re on a platform, getting on the train). Then you’re on the journey itself, and you see their paths unravel in front of you like you’re watching roads/trees/ towns pass by in the window. And you can’t do anything about the way the train just passes them by, so all you can really do is sit back and enjoy the ride. And this? This was a good train ride.

    I *love* the characters - I think they were all written so well. Like, they talked like actual teenagers. I liked that each of them had their own mannerisms, and they all clicked, and it was so fun to read from. When you go into a summer contemporary talking about romance, you kind of expect these milestones of “Girl likes boy. Boy likes girl. They kiss at some point.” Etc. but I realized in the middle that this was a book about friendship, more than anything else. And I love books about friends.

    It’s about the way you feel these unseen cords connecting you and your friends pulled taut when you’re all leaving each other to college at the end of summer. It’s about realizing that you can keep holding onto each other. How you can feel different but the same all at the same time. I really enjoyed the friendships. My one compliant is that the relationship drama got a bit too much sometimes - which is fair, but it just got repetitive and tiring.

    I’m kind of attached to Aubrey, but I think I could’ve 100% loved this if this was just Rae and Clara’s story. UGH. RAR WAS SO GOOD. I loved her and how shy sweet she was with her love and I love gay girls so much oh my god. They deserve ALL the love in the world. But I think Aubrey is a nice balance to have, and she’s not annoying despite the whole love triangle stuff, so that was good.

    I also wish we got more of Europe. There was a lot more descriptions of the places in Paris, I think. In Prague, they mention one location, and it’s mostly description of the photos Rae is taking. I just want more of Europe, okay. I don’t mean like, travel journal, but still. They went to Rome and it just felt like a backdrop for them to hang out rather than oh my god, it’s ROME. You know? Yeah. I might be biased because I just really love Europe.

    I definitely think this is the best European travel summer book I’ve read so far. The friendships were sweet and funny and heartwarming and it’s just a good book.

  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)

    I need someone to explain to me why I feel so happy about this ending even though I knew exactly what was going to happen.

    I flew through this book and loved the fact that the story revolves around a group of friends. Each of them had very different personalities, different problems, and each character added more clarity to the story. The book s

    I need someone to explain to me why I feel so happy about this ending even though I knew exactly what was going to happen.

    I flew through this book and loved the fact that the story revolves around a group of friends. Each of them had very different personalities, different problems, and each character added more clarity to the story. The book shifts between Aubrey and Rae, who are best friends, and the fact that they are such different people allows the reader to see the story through two perspectives which in turn lets us see any situation or argument through two views which I

    loved.

    Aubrey and Rae planned their dream trip in middle school and now, two weeks before they all leaves for college, they’re finally going to do it. When they decided to go for it, the 5 friends never expected for their very friendship to come into question. I was very aware of what was going to happen because the author wrote most of the book in a pretty open and obvious way but watching the story play out, regardless of the fact that I expected what was going to happen, was very exciting.

    The book follows Aubrey, Rae, Clara, Gabe and Jonah. Aubrey and Jonah are currently dating, but Gabe, Jonah’s best friend may have kissed Aubrey a few weeks ago and they’re awkwardly avoiding each other. And Aubrey may or may not have had a crush on Gabe a few years ago. Rae has been in love with Carla for quite a while now, but she doesn’t want to risk it ruining their friendship so she keeps it under wraps. Aubrey wants a future with Jonah but he might not feel the same way, and they seem to be growing apart.

    I loved the feeling of familiarity between these characters and I would like to know more about their childhood but what they do tell us is adorable. Since Rae is a feminist, there is a lot of comments and jokes that support this which makes me very happy. Aubrey is definitely a little uptight and paranoid but that did not spoil the book or bring it down, it just brought out the contrast between their characters.

    This was a funny, heartwarming, loving story among friends and their unexpected, spontaneous, yet slightly planned journey before they head of to college. I enjoyed this story extremely and give it 4 stars.

  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)

    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

    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 interested in was the psychology that this book explored. Codependence is such a huge theme, and it's something that Maddie and I like to explore in our own writing, so I loved that it was getting more attention here too. It results in a lot of really complex feelings, that were explored so well in the end of this book!

  • Dahlia

    This is not for people who are like "OMG the characters were so dramaaaaatic," but as I have no problem with that, I thought this book was lots of fun. Chemistry, travel, and gayness - I'm here for it.

  • Emma

    apparently this is a sapphic travel romance??? sign me the fuck up

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