Big Summer

Big Summer

10 hours, 54 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “nothing short of brilliant” (People) Mrs. Everything returns with an unforgettable novel about friendship and forgiveness set during a disastrous wedding on picturesque Cape Cod.

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.

A sparkling novel about the complexities of female friendship, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most.

Title:Big Summer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501133510
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    Big Summer Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    JAW. DROP.This book will be so difficult to review, and I will tread carefully because of spoilers, but I highly recommend you don't read any reviews, including my own until you pick this up for yours...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Wow! Fat-shaming, dangers of social media, frenemies, entertaining, riveting, interesting plot with well-developed, impeccable characterization and it’s Jennifer brilliant Weiner book! There’s not...

  • Meredith

    “Even if things don’t get better, you can always make them look good on the internet.”Big Summer is part chick-lit, part drama, and part mystery. It explores the dynamics of female friendship, b...

  • Jenna

    2.5In these dark times, I feel really bad complaining about, and assigning a low rating to, a book by an author whose work (even, apparently, this one) has given readers desperately needed joy. It rem...

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!!!!An entertaining, thought-provoking, extremely satisfying read. Six years ago, nineteen-year-old, Daphne Berg was ou...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    3.5 stars I think. This book was a ROLLER-COASTER. I don't want to say too much for fear of spoiling even the tiniest bit, but I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing and about halfway throug...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars. Big Summer , Jennifer Weiner's newest novel, is a thought-provoking, poignant exploration of friendship, self-esteem, body image, social media, and whether people truly are capable of cha...

  • Debra

    3.5 stars "I would still want to be her friend, because she was everything I wanted to be." Six years after the fight (and video) that ended their friendship, Drue Cavanaugh comes back into Daphne B...

  • etherealfire

    I won this ARC in a GoodReads Giveaway in exchange for a fair review. My thanks to GR, the publisher and the author for this opportunity.This is not my typical go-to genre nor do I feel like I am the ...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    "Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning:I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning.Poor chap, he always loved larkingAnd now he’s deadIt must have ...