Monday, 2 May 2016

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood



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


My thoughts
This book is an interesting one for me.

There were lots of things I really liked about it. I really enjoyed the characters and the relationships between them. I liked the setting and the feel of the book. It was a really nice summery read which I really enjoyed. I particularly thought the way in which is showed the impact a loss can have and I loved the quirky mix of English and German that the siblings of the story thought in.

That said I did find the physics stuff really tough. I just didn't get it and found myself drifting off at those points and skimming over it until they had passed because I just didn't get it.

All in all though a book I really enjoyed.

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