SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD 2020SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READER AWARDS 2021‘Brilliant and impactful’ – Pandora SykesThis is the story of one family, one dreamy summer – the summer when everything changes. In a holiday house by the sea, in a big, messy family, one teenager watches as brothers and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. Enter the Goddens – irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there’s a serpent in this paradise – and the consequences will be devastating. From bestselling, award-winning author Meg Rosoff comes a lyrical and quintessential coming-of-age tale – a summer book that’s as heady, timeless and irresistible as Bonjour Tristesse and I Capture the Castle but as sharp and fresh as Normal People.Featuring a bonus essay from Meg Rosoff on her experiences of summer, this is THE unmissable book of the summer.From the author of How I Live Now, one of TIME magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time.