Two Summers (Hardcover)

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One decision, two very different outcomes. A charming story about a soon-to-be sixteen year old girl named Summer Everett. When Summer makes a last second decision to live with her dad in France for the summer, her world splits into two separate Summers that come together in the end. In one, she visits her father in France; and in the other, she stays home with her mother in upstate New York. Unlike what Summer was expecting, both summers consist of love and learning, and one terrible family secret that may be exposed. Will this truth rip the family apart or bring them back together?

— Ellery, TC Teen Advisory Board member

Summer stands alone outside the boarding gate to flight 022, a nonstop flight to Marseille Provence Airport. Her phone buzzes in her hand, and the overdressed boarding agent is looking at her with a raised eyebrow. Her decision to answer the phone splits her summer, and her life, into two. In one world, she embarks on a journey to Provence, France, filled with rolling fields of poppies and charming cafés. In the other she stays in her suburban hometown of Hudsonville, finding adventure in what she thought would never change. In both worlds, however, she learns vast truths about herself, her family, and her friends. Two Summers by Aimee Friedman is an amazing read for anyone who loves to dream about other worlds, and anyone who ever wonders “what if”

— Avani, TC Teen Advisory Board member


ONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun-kissed fields of lavender . . . ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises . . . When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she's dreamed of going: a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and art museums. In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue -- but nothing is as it seems. In both summers, she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself. What may break her, though, is a terrible family secret, one she can't hide from anywhere. In the end, it might just be the truth she needs the most. From New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman comes an irresistible, inventive novel that takes readers around the world and back again, and asks us what matters more: the journey or the destination.

About the Author

Aimee Friedman is the New York Times bestselling author of Two Summers, Sea Change, The Year My Sister Got Lucky, South Beach, and more. Born and raised in Queens, Aimee now lives in Manhattan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545518079
ISBN-10: 0545518075
Publisher: Point
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English