The Summer I Found You


How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Albert Whitman & Company


All they have in common is that they’re less than perfect. And all they’re looking for is the perfect distraction.

Kate’s dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she’s still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he’s a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?


I have to be honest, what initially drew me to this book was the incredible pretty cover. Well done to whoever designed that cover. I’m sure you’ve pulled many readers in! I thought The Summer I Found You was a decent read, which didn’t take me long to read at all.

I thought The Summer I Found You was a brilliant idea. I’ve never come across a diabetic character in a teenage/young adult read before. I think it’s really important to address diabetes, because it is a disease that so many suffer from. I also thought it was great that the author used a veteran. This book might sound like it’s really bleak. It’s not. The characters have their issues, but they are finding their way through their problems through finding each other. If you’re looking for a deeper read, then this certainly isn’t it. But for something lighter and enjoyable, I think you’d enjoy it.

The characters Kate and Aidan share point of views. It gave the reader chance to get to know both of them. I connected with both of them, but I didn’t think their relationship was stand out or memorable. Don’t get me wrong. It was sweet, but I was more interested in the characters than the relationship. Some people might think that’s a bonus!

Would I recommend it?:

18 thoughts on “The Summer I Found You

  1. I completely agree with you: this book had the potential to be really heavy, but instead it was sweet. Plus, the relationship between Kate and Aiden was just so cute. I couldn’t stop reading!

  2. I have this on my kindle but I haven’t read it yet. I’m actually glad it is a light read. I’m so emotionally exhausted from my current reads I could use a break.

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