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 losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she's hurtled 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 best friend Thomas moved away and left 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 collide—and someone's heart is about to be broken.
This book was... bizarre. That's not to say that I did not love it because I did, in fact I couldn't put it down, but there was many times throughout that I found myself wondering what the hell I was reading. Now trust me, I know that sounds strange and will most books I would have put it down and forgotten about it, but there was something about The Square Root of Summer that made me want to keep on reading.
The Square Root of Summer tells the story of Gottie, a girl who has lost so much in her short lifetime. This book is deep, with losing her mum and her grandfather, her boyfriend and her best friend, there is a lot to Gottie's life that you have to learn. And on-top of all that you have wormholes and time travel to deal with. Yes, that's right, there is this whole scientific theme going on which, I am sure if you understand you would find a lot less confusing.
All in all, I did really enjoy this book. It is beautiful and emotional and gripping. Definitely pick it up this summer!