The Summer After You and Me (Paperback)

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Lucy and her family have lived on the Jersey Shore her whole life and she has always known not to get attached to the summer neighbors, but Connor seems different. They’ve been friends for years and could be something more. Then, when Superstorm Sandy hit last summer it tore apart her home and her love life. Now that a new summer is quickly approaching and with that the return of Connor, Lucy is as confused as ever. She should love her boyfriend, but thoughts of Connor cloud her vision and keep her from fixing her broken heart. Tensions mount and friendships are in danger begging the question; will things ever go back to normal? Fasten your beach chairs, The Summer After You and Me is a story you won’t be to stop reading.

- Clare
— From Clare's Recs


Will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances?

For Lucy, the Jersey Shore isn't just the perfect summer escape, it's home. As a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in during Memorial Day weekend, crowding her costal town and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Still, she can't help but crush on charming Connor Malloy. His family spends every summer next door, and she longs for their friendship to turn into something deeper.

Then Superstorm Sandy sweeps up the coast, bringing Lucy and Connor together for a few intense hours. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm, and Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and her broken home. Time may heal all wounds, but with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, Lucy's summer is sure to be filled with fireworks.

About the Author

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski is the author of several young adult novels, including The Summer After You and Me, a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten nominee. She lives with her family in New Jersey, spending her summers “down the shore,” where everything’s always all right. You can find out more about her at

Praise For…

"A thoughtful tale of forgiveness, growth, and the importance of learning to adapt to changes large and small." — Kirkus Reviews

"Doktorski has crafted a rich, multilayered novel with a strong sense of place and a good mix of characters and problems." — Booklist

"Doktorski has created a multi-dimensional character in Lucy, and placed her in a fully developed novel. Some readers may only notice that Lucy is torn between her romance with Collin and her life-long friendship with Andrew, but more mature readers will see she is grounded in her family and in plans for her future. " — VOYA

"[A] marvelous novel...I highly recommend it to romance lovers everywhere." — Teen Reads
Product Details
ISBN: 9781492619031
ISBN-10: 1492619035
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English