By: Ann Brashares
Genre: YFM - Romance & relationships stories (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Puffin/Penguin
Published: 01/05/2017
ISBN: 9780141386300


Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they've shared almost everything—reading the same books, running down the same sandy footpaths to the beach, eating peaches from the same market, laughing around the same sun-soaked dining table.

Even sleeping in the same bed, on the very same worn cotton sheets. But they've never met. Sasha's dad was once married to Ray's mom, and together they had three daughters - Emma, the perfectionist; Mattie, the beauty; and Quinn, the favorite. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families - and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories, happy and sad, of summers past.

The choices we make come back to haunt us; the effect on our destinies ripples out of our control...or does it? This summer, the lives of Sasha, Ray, and their siblings intersect in ways none of them ever dreamed, in a novel about family relationships, keeping secrets, and most of all, love.


Sasha and Ray share a house, a bedroom and three sisters. But they have never met. Sasha’s Dad used to be married to Ray’s Mum, and every summer they still share a house, one week at a time, but never together. This is the story of their entwined and entangled lives.

Ann Brashares writes truly amazing stories that tap into our deepest thoughts and feelings. Beautifully written, this book will make you laugh, cry and catch your breath with sadness. This is a book about friendship, family, love, and loss, but the overriding emotion is love.
Perfect for senior girls who like their characters to be real and relatable. I loved this book.

Reviewed by Michelle