The Summer That Changed Everything

The Summer That Changed Everything

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Three girls. One summer. Their friendship to salvage . . . Ama, desperate to live up to her family's expectations, finds herself on an outdoor adventure summer camp. Can she stick it out or will this be the first time in her life she's ever failed anything . . . ? Tomboy, loner Polly discovers that her grandmother used to be a model and decides she's going to follow in her footsteps - even if it means starving herself to get thin. Jo's parents' are still grieving the death of her older brother and she's stuck in the middle of their messy divorce. She's got her own problems this summer too - has she made a mistake by turning her back on her old friends? Having let their friendship fade, can these three girls, with their three very different lives, struggle through the summer without each other, or will they realise they've made a mistake?show more

Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 206g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552560987
  • 9780552560986
  • 420,560

Review quote

"Ann Brashares has created a trio of friends for younger readers" -- Wendy Worley * School Library Association * "Friendship is always at the core of her stories, and for that reason alone, they should be recommended reading to all teenage girls" * Wondrous Reads * "Very well-written . . . It has all the hallmarks of a heart-warming teen drama" * Teen Today * "The novel is well-paced and enjoyable with all the elements of teenage anxiety weaved into the plot. The perfect summer read which acts as a subtle reminder to the true powers of friendship" * Chicklish * "An entertaining story with an uplifting message at its heart. A perfect read for spring or summer" * I Was A Teenage Book Geek *show more

About Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. After college she worked in editorial jobs until 2000, when she began her first novel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, published in 2001. Over the next five years she wrote three sequels - The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants and Forever in Blue. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was made into a feature film and released by Warner Brothers in 2005. Ann now lives in New York City with her husband and her three more

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"Very well-written . . . It has all the hallmarks of a heart-warming teen drama"show more

Back cover copy

Polly, Jo and Ama were best friends. Were . . . For no real reason their friendship faded, and now the girls face their long summer holiday without each other. But this will be a summer filled with drama and memories, love and loss, tears and laughter. This will be a summer that changes everything. Can the girls get through it without each other . . . ?show more

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7,010 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 12% (826)
4 27% (1,926)
3 43% (3,017)
2 15% (1,040)
1 3% (201)
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