Girls of July
Perfect for fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and To All the Boys I've Loved Before, this compelling contemporary novel is from Alex Flinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly.
"Infectiously lovely" --Entertainment Weekly, 15 Biggest (and Best) YA Books of the Summer
"Reminiscent of The Breakfast Club" --Publishers Weekly
"A satisfying slice-of-life story that honors friendship and self-love." --Booklist
"This story will resonate with teens ... Flinn tackles tough subjects that elevate this beach read." --School Library Journal
Four girls. One unforgettable July.
Britta is the bubbly drama queen. She needs to get away—and a peaceful cabin in the woods sounds like the perfect escape.
Meredith is the overachiever. She’s spent her entire life preparing for college, but at what cost? Now she’s wondering if that’s all there is.
Kate is the reluctant socialite. She’s searching for a reason to begin again after fleeing her small Georgia town—and a shameful family secret.
Spider is the quiet intellectual. She’s struggling with pain that has isolated her from her peers for much of her life.
When these four very different young women stay together for a month in the mountains, they discover that sometimes getting away from it all can only bring you back to who you really are.
Praise For Girls of July…
”Reminiscent of The Breakfast Club, this novel by Flinn (Beastly) digs beneath the surface of stereotypes.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Flinn knows her teenage characters . . . a relaxing and romantic summer tale.”
— Kirkus Reviews
— Entertainment Weekly, “Must List”
“This story will resonate with teens ... Flinn tackles tough subjects that elevate this beach read.”
— School Library Journal
HarperTeen, 9780062447838, 480pp.
Publication Date: June 4, 2019
About the Author
Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor’s Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Beastly is now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy-tale mash-up; Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy-tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra, the witch from Beastly; Towering, a darkly romantic take on Rapunzel; and Mirrored, a fresh spin on Snow White. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family. Visit her online at www.alexflinn.com.