Someone Else's Summer (Paperback)

By Rachel Bateman

Running Press Kids, 9780762465057, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/8/2017)
Hardcover (5/9/2017)

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For fans of Julie Halpern and Morgan Matson comes a summer road trip story about adventure, sisters, and finding out who you truly want to be.

Anna's always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm's summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever -- which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm's list along with her sisters best friend Cameron -- the boy next door -- who knew that Storm's dream summer would eventually lead to Anna's own self-discovery?

About the Author

Rachel Bateman grew up with an abundance of sisters, but an unfortunate lack of boys next door. Now she lives with her geek husband and young son in the middle of Montana, entirely too far from the ocean. When she's not writing, you can find Rachel sewing, wrangling chickens, or secretly planning her next road trip.

Praise For Someone Else's Summer

"Equally heartbreaking and inspiring, Rachel Bateman's Someone Else's Summer is a journey of love and healing that examines the true meaning of bravery."—Kristina McBride, author of A Million Times Goodnight and One Moment

"Plenty of romantic moments will make starry-eyed readers swoon."—Kirkus Reviews

"[W]ill appeal to fans of contemporary novels in the vein of Jessi Kirby and Morgan Matson."—Booklist

"Someone Else's Summer is the perfect combination of self-discovery, romance, and road-tripping adventure. Grab this one for your beach bag!"—Jessi Kirby, author of Things We Know By Heart