Waiting on Wednesday (28)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Time Travel
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: May 3, 2016

About The Square Root of Summer (via Goodreads):

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.

With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, The Square Root of Summer is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out, from stunning debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.
Heidi Heilig (author of The Girl from Everywhere) was gushing about this book on Twitter, so I knew I had to add it to my TBR. This book sounds like a really interesting read, and although time travel seems to be a huge theme for 2016 releases, this one seems really different because it isn't traveling back eras, it's only traveling back in time within Gottie's past. I'm also really interested to see what this whole book is about since the synopsis is intriguing, but kind of vague at the same time, and I want to know what happens to Gottie and all the characters.

1 comment :

  1. I saw this book on someone else's Waiting on Wednesday and it is truly such an interesting sounding book. I like that the themes of love and loss - classic contemporary novel stuff - is being mixed in with sci-fi elements of time travel and such.