From Publishers Weekly
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Ann Brashares has written a glorious novel of unrequited love, longing and the meaning of friendship in The Last Summer (of You and Me). She weaves a tale full of delicious plot twists and revelations that will surprise and enthrall you. Riley and Alice are sisters, their relationship is as potent and complex as the real thing. Funny, deep and true, this one will keep you reading long after the sun has gone down. -- Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and Lucia, Lucia
Ann Brashares's new book, The Last Summer (of You and Me), will delight all of her Traveling Pants fans-now grown-up and ready for this very adult novel of love, loss and the beauty of intense family bonds. -- Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Pilot's Wife and A Wedding in December
Brashares's writing is natural, insightful, and affecting. -- Entertainment Weekly
This debut adult novel from Brashares will please her unnumerable fans and win over readers who enjoy a thoughtful coming-of-age story....The themes strongly resemble those explored by Ann Packer in The Dive From Clausen's Pier. -- Library Journal
When summertime neighbors Alice and Paul realize their feelings for go deeper than friendshipm they're afraid to share the news of their clandestine affair with Riley, Alice's sister and Paul's best friend. But then a darker, more tragic secret threatens to come between them. The page-turning pace of Ann Brashares's The Last Summer (of You & Me) makes it a perfect beach read. -- Redbook
[Those with] a hankering for a breezy summer read will easily relate to Brashares's restless threesome of lost souls -- People, three stars