The Edge of Summer by Erica George Review
Title: The Edge of Summer
Author: Erica George
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publishing date: 14th June 2022
Rating: 4/5 stars
Fans of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson will be swept away by this big-hearted novel about one girl navigating first loss and first love during her summer on Cape Cod.
Saving the whales has been Coriander Cabot and her best friend Ella’s dream since elementary school. But when tragedy strikes, Cor is left to complete the list of things they wanted to accomplish before college alone, including a marine biology internship on Cape Cod.
Cor’s summer of healing and new beginnings turns complicated when she meets Mannix, a local lifeguard who completely takes her breath away. But she knows whatever she has with Mannix might not last, and that her focus should be on rescuing the humpback whales from entanglement. As the tide changes, Cor finds herself distracted and struggling with her priorities.
Can she follow her heart and keep her promise to the whales and her best friend?
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My thoughts: The Edge of Summer is such a beautiful story about navigating first loss and first love. After losing her best friend, Cor is determined to finish the bucket list they made together before starting college.
I love Cor’s character so much, she always tries to put others before herself and I really admire her determination to complete her and her friend’s bucket list. Cor and Mannix have great chemistry. They really have a swoon-worthy romance that I couldn’t get enough of! I found myself wanting to read just one more chapter so many times, I just couldn’t put it down.
I really loved reading about the whales that live in Cape Cod. Learning about them was so interesting because I know next to nothing about them. The whole setting of this book was amazing and made me so excited for summer!
Hope you all enjoyed my review! I absolutely loved reading this, it was so cute! Happy reading x
About the Author
Erica George is a writer of young adult fiction. She is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with degrees in both English and education, and is currently an MFA student at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She resides in scenic northern New Jersey, but spends her summers soaking up the salty sea air on Cape Cod. Many themes in Erica’s writing rotate around environmental activism and helping young people find their voice. When she’s not writing, you can find her exploring river towns, whale watching, or
engrossed in quality British drama with her dog at her side.
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This sounds really good and I love this cover! This actually kind of reminds me a little of A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle, a MG story that I remember reading and loving when I was younger! Will definitely keep this one on my wishlist 🙂
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