The Book of Summers – review

What’s The Book of Summers about?

When Beth’s father decides to make a sudden visit to her London flat, all the way from Devon, she suspects something’s up, but nothing can prepare her for the long-buried memories conjured up by the package he brings with him.

The Book of Summers is a coming-of-age story about a daughter and the mother that left her to return to Hungary, when she was just 9. Through summer stays with her mum, Beth and Marika’s relationship blooms until one day, a secret brings into question everything Beth’s ever known to be real.

goodtoknow says: The Book of Summers was a great, easy, summer read. The description of Beth’s time in Hungary and days spent with her mum, Marika, were filled with colour and life and made us want to pack our bags and jump on the first flight out there! We became more and more drawn into the relationship between daughter and mother and swept along in their free-spirited summers. It took us a couple of chapters to get into, but once we were there, we didn’t want to leave.

Rating: 8/10

Publisher: Headline

Publish Date: Out now

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