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A TEEN VOGUE BEST NEW BOOK OF 2016

My heart is a kaleidoscope, and when we kiss it makes my world unravel . . .

Last summer, Gottie's life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason, the boy to whom she lost her heart wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. This summer, still reeling from twin heartbreaks, Gottie is lost and alone and burying herself in equations. Until, after five years absence, Thomas comes home: former boy next door. Former best friend. Former everything. And as life turns upside down again she starts to experience strange blips in time - back to last summer, back to what she should have seen then . . .

During one long, hazy summer, Gottie navigates grief, world-stopping kisses and rips in the space-time continuum, as she tries to reconcile her first heartbreak with her last.

PRAISE FOR THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER

"Sophisticated and believable. . . An emotional roller-coaster ride worth taking." School Library Journal, starred review

"A story of complex grief, love, and growth." Kirkus

"Hapgood's novel will lodge in the hearts of readers." Booklist

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509808281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/04/2016
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 336
  • Price: $16.99

A TEEN VOGUE BEST NEW BOOK OF 2016

My heart is a kaleidoscope, and when we kiss it makes my world unravel . . .

Last summer, Gottie's life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason, the boy to whom she lost her heart wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. This summer, still reeling from twin heartbreaks, Gottie is lost and alone and burying herself in equations. Until, after five years absence, Thomas comes home: former boy next door. Former best friend. Former everything. And as life turns upside down again she starts to experience strange blips in time - back to last summer, back to what she should have seen then . . .

During one long, hazy summer, Gottie navigates grief, world-stopping kisses and rips in the space-time continuum, as she tries to reconcile her first heartbreak with her last.

PRAISE FOR THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER

"Sophisticated and believable. . . An emotional roller-coaster ride worth taking." School Library Journal, starred review

"A story of complex grief, love, and growth." Kirkus

"Hapgood's novel will lodge in the hearts of readers." Booklist

Author Information

Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance journalist who has worked with Marie Claire, ELLE, and InStyle in the UK. The Square Root of Summer was inspired by her German mathematician grandfather and her lifelong obsession with YA romance, which includes a thesis on Dawson's Creek, part of her dissertation on romantic comedies at Newcastle University. She lives in Nottingham. harrietreuterhapgood.com