Review of Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler

Posted June 5, 2021 by Kaity in Book Review, Reviews / 1 Comment

Happy Saturday and welcome to my review of Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler! I LOVED this book and I’m so happy to share my review with all of you today! Read on to find my review, plus more information about the book and author! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review of Cool for the Summer by Dahlia AdlerCool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
Published on May 11, 2021 by Wednesday Books
Genres: Contemporary, Queer, Romance, YA
Pages: 272
Format: Audiobook
Source: NetGalley
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Lara's had eyes for exactly one person throughout her three years of high school: Chase Harding. He's tall, strong, sweet, a football star, and frankly, stupid hot. Oh, and he's talking to her now. On purpose and everything. Maybe...flirting, even? No, wait, he's definitely flirting, which is pretty much the sum of everything Lara's wanted out of life.
Except she’s haunted by a memory. A memory of a confusing, romantic, strangely perfect summer spent with a girl named Jasmine. A memory that becomes a confusing, disorienting present when Jasmine herself walks through the front doors of the school to see Lara and Chase chatting it up in front of the lockers.
Lara has everything she ever wanted: a tight-knit group of friends, a job that borders on cool, and Chase, the boy of her literal dreams. But if she's finally got the guy, why can't she stop thinking about the girl?
Cool for the Summer is a story of self-discovery and new love. It’s about the things we want and the things we need. And it’s about the people who will let us be who we are.

did i like it?


favorite character?


will i re-read it?

almost definitely!

three words to describe the book


okay but also: identity, relationships, love

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HELLO YES HAVE YOU SEEN THIS COVER IT IS BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL!!!!!! It is 100% definitely what caught my attention and I just love it so much! The Bi Colors! The Heart Shaped Glasses! THAT TAGLINE just literally everything about this cover I LOVE LOVE LOVE and I can’t wait until voting season so I can vote on it for best cover of 2021!!!!!!!!!

11 million/10 stars!!!

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About Dahlia Adler

Dahlia Adler (she/her) is an editor of mathematics by day, a Buzzfeed blogger and LGBTQReads overlord by night, and a Young Adult and Romance author and anthologist at every spare moment in between. Her novels include the Radleigh University trilogy, Kids' Indie Next pick Cool for the Summer, and Junior Library Guild selection Home Field Advantage, and she is the editor of the anthologies His Hideous Heart, That Way Madness Lies, At Midnight, and, with Jennifer Iacopelli, Out of Our League (forthcoming from Feiwel & Friends). Dahlia lives in New York with her family and an obscene number of books, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @MissDahlELama.

Have you read Cool for the Summer yet? Do you love this book as much as I do? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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