Here's what it's all about:
ONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun-kissed fields of lavender...And here it is!
ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises...
When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she's dreamed of going: a land of cafes, handsome boys, and art museums. In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue - but nothing is as it seems.
In both summers, she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself. What may break her, though, is a terrible family secret, one she can't hide from anywhere. In the end, it might just be the truth she needs the most.
From New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman comes an irresistible, inventive novel that takes readers around the world and back again, and asks us what matters more: the journey or the destination.
I love the vibrant blue and poppy reds of this cover--they're so eye-catching!
Aimee was kind enough to answer a few questions:
TCR: If you had to describe Two Summers in ten words or less, what would they be?
AF: Parallel worlds, France, home, secrets, kisses, big questions, ice cream.
TCR: I love the concept of a split narrative and playing around with the question of "what if..." Was it challenging to plot out the two storylines?
AF: Absolutely. From the seed of this idea until I completed the final manuscript, it took me about three years and many drafts, long talks with my editor, and lots of mapping out timelines. It was essentially like writing two books in one. But it was also an amazing experience and I learned so much in the process, both about writing and about myself and my characters!
TCR: Did you have any ideas for the cover as you were working on the book?
AF: I knew I wanted the cover to in some way get across the two-stories-at-the-same-time trope while also conveying the bright colors and juiciness of summer. And I’m thrilled with what the incredible design team at Scholastic put together!
TCR: Where can we stay up to date on your bookish news between now and the release date?
AF: Follow me on Facebook (facebook.com/aimeefriedman), Twitter (@aimeefriedman), and Instagram (@aimeefriedmanbooks), and also on my website: aimeefriedmanbooks.com
Thanks so much, Aimee! Two Summers will be hitting shelves on April 26th, 2016! Add it to your wish lists!