The Melancholy of Summer

The Melancholy of Summer

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Summer and her parents are on the run, each in their own way. Under investigation for fraud, her parents have left town without a word and left a stunned seventeen-year-old Summer behind as well. When it is discovered that Summer has been living alone, without a guardian or a permanent residence, for a hole year, she is sent to live with a cousin, Oluchi, who seems to have it all: wealth, talent, charm—and the thing Summer craves most of all—freedom. Despite Oluchi's eager offers of companionship, Summer continues to keep her guard up and her expectations of Olu low. It's the only way she can make it to eighteen, to true and legal freedom: by not trusting the adults in her life and quashing her conflicting hope of being reunited with her parents.

However, the discovery of a mysterious letter from her parents to an estranged family friend throws a wrench in Summer's plans. Drawn by her need to understand her parents' betrayal, Summer finds her carefully curated calm giving way to a very necessary storm—one that brings Summer, her cousin, and even her friends closer together. But as Summer feels increasingly haunted by the absence—and jarring presence—of her parents, she must learn how to offer more of herself to herself.

ISBN: 9781443468749

Published Date: May 30, 2023

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English

Page Count: 260

Size: 8.25" l x 5.47" w x 0.85" h

Age Classification: 12+