LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Square Root of Summer

by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of Summer Synopsis

My heart is a kaleidoscope, and when we kiss it makes my world unravel . . . Last summer, Gottie's life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason, the boy to whom she lost her heart wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. This summer, still reeling from twin heartbreaks, Gottie is lost and alone and burying herself in equations. Until, after five years absence, Thomas comes home: former boy next door. Former best friend. Former everything. And as life turns upside down again she starts to experience strange blips in time - back to last summer, back to what she should have seen then . . . During one long, hazy summer, Gottie navigates grief, world-stopping kisses and rips in the space-time continuum, as she tries to reconcile her first heartbreak with her last. The Square Root of Summer is an astounding and moving debut from Harriet Reuter Hapgood.

The Square Root of Summer Press Reviews

This bold, soulful debut about loss, the black hole of grief, friendship - and physics - sparkles with wit, warmth and sentences to be savoured. Gottie is an utterly unique character whose journey (and quirks) will lift the heart -- Joanne Owen * Lovereading4kids.co.uk * Sophisticated and believable...An emotional roller-coaster ride worth taking. * School Library Journal * The Square Root of Summer is a title I'm going to be shouting about all summer. It's a standout debut that you can't help but love and I hope that readers love it just as much as I did. -- Lucy Powrie * Queen of Contemporary * The Square Root of Summer is a completely unique and beautiful look at all the different ways our hearts can break. Brilliantly told and full of sweeping prose, swoon-worthy romance and just a touch of physics, this is a book for anyone who has loved and lost a family member, friend or romantic partner. * BookTrust * Love, loss and heartbreak told in a wholly authentic teenage voice * The Bookseller * a buzzy debut * Marie Claire * The must-read of the summer... a new twist on coming-of-age, told with vibrance, intelligence, and beauty * BuzzFeed *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529022643
Publication date: 25th June 2019
Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance journalist who has worked with Marie Claire, ELLE and InStyle in the UK. The Square Root of Summer was inspired by her German mathematician grandfather and her lifelong obsession with YA romance, which includes an MA thesis on Dawson's Creek from London College of Fashion and a dissertation on romantic comedies at Newcastle University. She lives in Brighton.

More About Harriet Reuter Hapgood

More Books By Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Cover for The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
View All Books By Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Share this book