PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Griffin


DATE PUBLISHED: 01st November 2016


PAGES: 304







It’s the summer of 1982, and for Scott and Cath, everything is about to change.

Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends for most of their lives. Now they’ve graduated high school, and Cath is off to college while Scott stays at home trying to get his band off the ground. Neither of them realized that their first year after high school would be so hard.

Fortunately, Scott and Cath still have each other, and it’s through their letters that they survive heartache, annoying roommates, family dramas, and the pressure of figuring out what to do with the rest of their lives. And through it all, they realize that the only person they’ve ever wanted to turn to is each other. But does that mean they should think about being more than friends? One thing is clear: Change is an inescapable part of growing up, and we share unbreakable bonds with the friends who help us navigate it.






A unique take on a coming-of-age story of a pair of teenagers in their first year post high school. This book is told entirely through letters shared back and forth between the two protagonists. The obvious friendship and banter between these two led to an easy to read book with an engaging plot.

Cath has moved to college and has left behind her family and best friend, Scott. Scott and Cath share letters through this first year as they both develop through their first year out of school and overcome hardships and trials of life through leaning on each other.

The letters make for an interesting medium for the book. The events in Scott and Cath’s lives are being told through their own eyes and words. Many issues facing family, friends and college life are explored within this novel. Closeness of the pair of protagonists was evident through the continuing letters shared back and forth. A intriguing coming-of-age story that touched my heart.




Keep Calm and Read On,


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