Summer of no Regrets


By Kate Mallinder

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Shortlisted for the Bristol Teen Book Award 2019

After their exams, four sixteen-year-old best friends pledge to live a summer regret-free, doing what they want to do however much it scares them:

Sasha agrees to spend the holiday with her father in Geneva, having not seen him for six years, but is not expecting his new girlfriend, or the young man in the cafe.

Shy Hetal decides to go to science camp, and finds a new competitive spirit.

Nell gets a summer job, but after her accident her mother is scared to let her out of the house - so to do what she wants she will have to lie to her parents.

Cam goes to look for her birth father, scared of the future when she can no longer stay with her foster family. What will she find?

As all these choices become difficult, even dangerous, they will need to turn to each other for the strength to face the future.

Included on The Reading Agency's 'Top Ten Volunteer Reads 2019' as part of The Summer Reading Challenge.

'Bucket loads of summer fun in this warm, funny, utterly delightful story about friendship, taking chances, and living life to the full!' Simon James Green

'Books about female friendship are my favourite and Summer of No Regrets is a warm and sunny one. I loved how the girls supported each other through their individual - very different - challenges. A perfect summer read to share with your best friends.' Keris Stainton

'Summer of no Regrets is a complete page turner. Perfect for Jacqueline Wilson fans, it is a summer story about female friendship, growing up and being brave. I loved spending summer with the gang!' Jenny McLachlan

'A wonderful summery, happy-ending story about friendship. I raced though it.' Perdita Cargill

'A great uplifting story, perfect for teen readers.' AM Dassu
'Highly recommended, this is one to dive into for the summer.' Fallen Star Stories

'Uplifting, heart-wrenching and totally addictive, this is the must-read teen book of 2019.' Madge Eekal Reviews

'Wonderfully diverse, sensitively written this is the perfect teen summer read. It really is a breath of fresh air. Both me and my teenage daughter devoured it.' Book Lover Jo

'This is the book that I really wish I had when I was 14 or 15. It's so incredibly fun and has some great characters and references all thrown into a very short and easily digestible book. I urge so many people to pick this up, especially if you love the works of Beth Garrod and Simon James Green.' The Little Contemporary Corner

'This entertaining holiday read is bursting with friendship, romance and fun. I especially love the 'seize the day' theme and felt inspired to do the same!' Zoe James-Williams, South Wales Evening Post

'Meet Kate Mallinder's debut novel, Summer of No Regrets, AKA your new summer need-to-read ... a tale of friendship, bravery and hope. I read it in a single day!' Midnight Book Girl

Summer of no Regrets