THE EDGE OF SUMMER
By Erica George
This was such an enjoyable YA read. The main character, Cor, visits Cape Cod for an internship with a marine conservation center the summer after senior year. She arrives weighed down with baggage following the ocean drowning of her best friend, a life event she has yet to make peace with.
There she meets local boy Mannix who has his own struggles.
Together, they support and help each other face the obstacles in their paths.
Along with a cast of diverse characters and plenty of whale love, this sweet story is a perfect beach (or anytime of year) read about first loss, first love, and learning to trust and believe in oneself.