This may have hit my top spot in favorite books of 2020. Jennifer Weiner does it again in Big Summer as she tells the story of Instagram influencer Daphne Berg. Daphne has always been the big girl since she was little. One day, she gets a call from an old friend, Drue Cavanaugh, whom she had a falling out with several years back. Drue is and always has been the popular rich girl. She uses people and throws them away like yesterday’s garbage. Drue is calling Daphne because she is getting married and would love for Daphne to be in the wedding because she doesn’t have any friends. Daphne reluctantly agrees but makes sure to keep her guard up because you never know what Drue is up to. Plus, it will be great for Daphne to be at the wedding of the year to show off her new digs on her Instagram account.
What happens during the course of the story is both unexpected and heartfelt at the same time. Without giving it away, it does seem that Weiner has crossed over a bit into the realm of mystery, which I absolutely loved. This book is a must-read for fans of popular fiction, chick lit, and mystery and suspense. Excellent characters, amazing plot, and the best ending imaginable.
|Page Count||368 pages|
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