The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

Title

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

Publisher

Sourcebooks

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781492622192

Pages

368 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Told through four viewpoints, sisters Des, Bea, Kat, and Vi, aged nineteen to fifteen, are each transformed, especially in how they see one another, in the last summer before Bea leaves for college.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL670L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Kinship care; Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; Physical disability; grandmother raising grandchildren; grandmother looking after granddaughters; lesbian; lesbian teenager; bisexual teenagers; knee surgery

Main Character

female teenagers; adult female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female; bisexual males

Awards

Rainbow List, 2019 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

bookstore; college; community play; uncertainty; doubt; jealousy; secrets; high school

Diversity Impact

direct

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

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