The Summer of Everything

The Summer of Everything : A Novel

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Adulting is hard. Just ask Wes Hudson.

An avid comic book geek, Wes excels at two things: slacking off and pining after his best friend, Nico. Advice from his friends, '90s alt-rock songs, and online dating articles aren't helping much with his secret crush. And his dream job at Once Upon a Page, the local indie bookstore, is threatened when a coffee shop franchise wants to buy the property. To top it off, his family won't stop pestering him about picking a college major.

When all three problems converge, Wes must face the one thing he's been avoiding--adulthood.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 2 x 203 x 133mm | 371g
  • Duet Books
  • Nyack, United States
  • English
  • 1945053917
  • 9781945053917
  • 448,390

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"The Summer of Everything is an ice cream cone by the pool on a sunny day. I felt like part of the Once Upon a Page family and didn't want to leave. An utter gem!"--Gloria Chao, author of American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and Rent a Boyfriend

"Julian Winters always writes with tenderness and care and respect for teen readers. The Summer of Everything is a big-hearted romance that gives queer boys of color the happily ever after they deserve."-- Kacen Callender, Bestselling author of Felix Ever After

"Winters does it again: a book about friendship, love, community, and the sometimes meandering path to adulthood, all in a great bear hug of a book that will keep your summer going."--L.C. Rosen, author of Camp

"Absolutely packed with Julian Winters's trademark blend of heart and humor, The Summer of Everything is, without a doubt, the teen romcom of the summer. I can't wait for readers to fall in love with the epically nerdy Wes and his group of charming (and hilarious!) friends."-- Phil Stamper, bestselling author of THE GRAVITY OF US

"There's so much to love in Julian Winters' THE SUMMER OF EVERYTHING: A delightfully heartwarming, super-supportive, diverse group of friends, a beloved indie bookstore, and, of course, Wesley Hudson. Wes' struggles to figure out life and love were so incredibly relatable, and I cheered for him every step of the way. A must-have for every YA bookshelf!"--Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author

"Wes's problems are lifelike, and he's surrounded by eccentric, supportive, and inspiring friends who challenge and encourage him. ...his coming of age is endearing."--Foreword Reviews (Sept/Oct 2020)

"A sweet beach read"-- Kirkus Reviews
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About Julian Winters

Julian Winters is a best-selling and award-winning author of contemporary young adult fiction. His novels Running with Lions, How to Be Remy Cameron, and The Summer of Everything (Duet, 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively), received accolades for their positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. Running with Lions is the recipient of an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award. How to Be Remy Cameron and The Summer of Everything were named Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selections and received a numerous starred reviews. A former management trainer, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta where he can be found reading, being a self-proclaimed comic book geek, or watching the only two sports he can follow--volleyball and soccer. His next novel is Right Where I Left You from Viking Children's/Penguin in 2022. He was also a contributing author to Black Boy Joy (Delacorte, 2021), a NY Times #1 bestselling Middle Grade anthology.
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Rating details

1,207 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 27% (325)
4 39% (472)
3 25% (307)
2 7% (86)
1 1% (17)
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