Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can't escape the hidden secrets and slow-burning romance that could upset the balance of their friendship – perhaps forever.
"A perfect summer read... Harcourt brilliantly captures the feeling of being sixteen and on the edge of the rest of your life." - The Bookseller
"Such a fun, summery road-trip book - I have a feeling it'll be loved by many!" - The Mile Long Bookshelf
"Harcourt writes with charm, humour and enormous empathy as she whisks us away on a summer holiday treat" - Lancashire Evening Post
"All of the things bubbling beneath the surface gives the three friends a dynamic that just works. Unexpected feelings are coming to light and tension is building and it’s wonderful" - So Many Books, So Little Time "Filled with the sense of hot, dusty days, the lull between end and beginning, this is a classic summertime novel. More than just a coming-of-age story, it perfectly captures a transformative moment in the lives of its three central characters, and turns it into something that rings true for us all." - Lovereading
"No self-respecting 16 year old will want to miss out on the hugely evocative The Last Summer of Us, which uncovers the hidden secrets of three teenagers as they set off on a road trip to see out the end of summer" - The Independent - Scottish Booktrust blog
"Jared, Steffan, and Limpet are some of the most lovable and flawed teenagers ever... This trio of friends [could] compete with Harry, Hermione, and Ron in terms of camaraderie." - Real Rad Reads
“An uplifting, funny, warm, thought-provoking road trip through Wales. It’s everything you want in a captivating summer read.” - The Scotsman
“Harcourt manages to effortlessly take us through a story of heartbreak, loss and teen angst while keeping this beautiful and heart-warming adventure of friendship, love and change alive and pulsing throughout.” - Papertrail YA
"This is a book about loss and change, friendship and love written in a gentle and often humorous tone.” - The School Librarian
About the author
Maggie Harcourt is the pen name of Lou Morgan, an award-nominated adult and YA author. Born in Wales and a graduate of University College London, she now lives in Bath with her family.
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