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A new romance of her ownBea 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 thirteenVi has a crush on the girl next door It makes her happy and. This review originally appeared on Novel Ink35 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewThe Last Summer of the Garrett Girls is a lovely summery contemporary that follows a family of four sisters navigating their last summer together in their small coastal town Since the book features four perspectives it feels like you’re reading four companion novels that involve the same setting and same characters which made for a fun reading experienceEach of the Garrett sisters brought a different vibe to this story There’s Des the oldest who struggles with feeling inadeuate and boring because she decided to stay in her small hometown and work in her family’s bookshop after graduation rather than attend college Then there’s Bea who realizes that the plan she made years ago– attend Georgetown with her boyfriend– now that it’s within reach is no longer what she wants Kat the second youngest sister hatches a plan to get back at her ex boyfriend through the community theater production they’re both involved in this summer And finally we have Vi the youngest my precious child who harbors a not so secret crush on the cute girl who works next door– the only problem is she doesn’t know whether said cute girl actually likes girlsI related to each sister in different ways I empathized a lot with Des as she’s the closest to my age; Bea reminded me of my high school self; Kat shared my love of the arts; and Vi is dealing with one of the uintessential #ueerGirlProblems That being said I definitely enjoyed reading some stories than others I think Kat’s perspective was my favorite to read from because I adored the romance she develops with one of her castmates who I should mention is bisexual and Korean American bi boy love interests please It involves the fake dating trope a personal fave of mine so obviously I was hooked from the beginning Plus Kat works in a cat cafe which I loved reading about I also loved Vi’s storyline because her romance was really really sweet Plus she’s such a cinnamon roll I just wanna protect her Like I said I related to Des uite a lot but she made some pretty poor decisions that were kinda frustrating as a reader Bea’s storyline was by far my least favorite because 1 I feel like out of all the main characters she had the least developed personality and 2 it involved cheatingThe setting of The Summer of the Garrett Girls added so much charm and personality to this book It takes place in a tiny riverside town in Maryland The small town vibes were strong and they added lots of atmosphere to the story The Garrett family owns an independent bookstore and all the sisters work there periodically I of course enjoyed all the scenes that took place in the book shop I think book lovers will all appreciate the myriad literary references in Garrett Girls first off all the sisters are named after Shakespeare characters Desdemona Beatrice Katharina and Viola Plus all of the sisters love to read and titles from across multiple genres are freuently name dropped I especially appreciated the A ueer girl YA recs Jessica Spotswood did an excellent job of giving this town uniue personality while keeping a cozy feel that anyone who grew up in small town America will find familiarI’ve heard this book pitched as Gil Girls meets Sarah Dessen and I think that’s a great comp The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls tackles some heavy issues but it still reads easily and makes for a perfect summery contemporary I’d highly recommend any contemporary lover to pick this one up

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The Last Summer of the Garrett GirlsNervous but Cece has a boyfriendso it’s not like her feelings could ever be reciprocated rightAs 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 el. This honestly has SO MANY elements that I look for in a contemporary so I was kinda super excited I’m a sucker for family stories especially sibling relationships So a story about 4 sisters last summer all together at home before they start moving on with their own futures had my name written all over it Unfortunately the story didn’t really wow me I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it Though I do think it’s a perfect “between book” to read especially in the summer Things I Liked Guess who will always love a fake dating trope MEEEEE So I was super excited to see one here Honestly I’d probably just read the book for Kat and Mase because they were both super cute and both great in their own waysThere was a lot of great diversity in this story too Mase is a bisexual Asian American character Vi the youngest Garrett sister is an out and proud lesbian Vi’s love interest Cece is a ueer latinx character There’s also a lot of talk about feminism and Vi’s feminist screen tees are always good for a laugh Kat also discusses her issues with her eating disorder and while she’s in recovery the topic isn’t ignored Things I Didn’t Like I think that the 3rd person POV kept me a bit removed from the story I just didn’t connect to the characters at all and I felt off to me I found Des to be uber naive given that she’s the oldest and has the most responsibility I guess I just found her to be too trusting and if your going to have a character flaw that’s not a bad one to have even if it can read frustratingly Bea was definitely my least favorite sister and since her whole storyline revolved around cheater she never really stood a chance with me There were so many pop culture references and everyone of them drew me right out of the story I also found a majority of them to feel forced and kinda try hardThis wasn’t the best book I’ve read recently but I did still enjoy it It’s like junk food in a book form not because the uality isn’t there or it lack substance but because it makes you feel good you have a great time with it and it makes you want to read The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls is a solid summer read about family and self discovery I received a copy of the book from Sourcebooks FIRE via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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review The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each otherKat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast tOne summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves and each otherKat 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. This was just a joy to read A perfect summer book I'd describe it as Gil Girls meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets modern Little Women I thought getting perspectives from four sisters would get confusing but they're all so different and have their own uniue voice I feel like I got to know each one very well and fell in love with each of them in different ways This book is also way diverse than some of the stories it can be compared to The girls are all proud to be considered feminists even if they're still learning exactly what that means to them Plus not everyone is straight here and not everyone is white hallelujah Overall a simply lovely read I got a lot of enjoyment out of I read a lot of darker books and this was just a welcome breath of fresh air It has a great balance of funny and sweet moments Des has taken up the majority of caring for the family since her grandmother had knee surgery She has no plans to leave town even though she watched most of her classmates take off when they graduated With her best friend experiencing new things without her at college she's a little lonely She spends all of her time at home or at the family bookstore working her butt off but feeling a little unappreciated Bea has had the same boyfriend for five years and they have a five year plan and a ten year plan She's on the verge of getting everything she ever wanted when she heads off to college but she's starting to feel like she might not want the same things as she did years ago and might not want them with her devoted boyfriend eitherKat has a flair for the dramatic and lands a starring role in a play put on by the community theater Unfortunately her ex boyfriend did as well and his new girlfriend She doesn't actually want a new romance but maybe she could put on a personal play of her own to make her ex jealous and want her backVi is out and proud of it and is harboring a crush on the pretty girl next door who has a boyfriend She's convinced she's not only straight but completely out of her league She wants to be her friend if nothing else and it looks like that can happen or will it be I received a copy of this book from Net Galley and Sourcebooks Fire thank you My review is honest and unbiased