#WaitingonWednesday: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

September 16, 2015 / 1 Comment / Book Events, Book Memes, Waiting on Wednesday


#WaitingonWednesday: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter HapgoodThe Square Root of Summer

Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood
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Also by this author: The Square Root of Summer
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan
Publication date: May 3rd 2016

This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It's a little bit like a black hole. It's a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is seventeen. Great at math. Tall. Half-German. Motherless. And she's losing time. Literally.

When the fabric of the universe surrounding her sleepy seaside town begins to fray, it sends Gottie through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her childhood best friend Thomas moved to Canada, leaving her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie's past, present, and future are about to be changed forever.

I heard about The Square Root of Summer awhile back while perusing catalogues for Spring 2016 (that font treatment is perfection!), but it wasn’t until last weekend’s Raincoast Books Teen Preview that I got super excited. Physics and time travel in books is one of my auto-buy triggers, and the fact that the author wrote a thesis on Dawson’s Creek basically sold me on her forever.

I mean…I’m THIS excited. =)

Is The Square Root of Summer on your TBR? Are you obsessed with science in your books, too? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll stop by!

Want to win a Sept 2015 new release? Stop by my giveaway!


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

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