The Last Summer of Us by Maggie Harcourt


After a trip to my nearest Waterstones the other day, I made a few purchases and one of them was a book called ‘The Last Summer of Us’ by Maggie Harcourt. I’d never heard of it before and I picked it up of the shelf thinking it would be some sort of summer romance because who doesn’t love a good summer romance? The blurb suggested it was about some sort of road trip between three best friends so I presumed, quite wrongly, three girls spend the summer road tripping around America spilling secrets. It turns out I was quite wrong.

The book is about a 16 year old girl called by her friends ‘Limpet’, her outgoing, confident, friend of many years Steffan and their shy, quiet friend Jared. The story itself is actually set in a remote village in Wales and it begins with the funeral of Limpet’s mother who…

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