The Summer of Firsts and Lasts (Paperback)

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Now in paperback, a sweet and sexy novel about summer romance and sisterly bonds, from the author of Pure and After the Kiss.

Three sisters. One life-changing summer.

Calla loves summer because summer means Duncan. They've been best friends for years, but Calla has never worked up the nerve to tell him how she really feels. This summer, the summer before college, is Calla's last chance.

Violet isn't much of a rule breaker in real life. But this isn't real life, this is summer, and Violet is determined to make the most of it. Besides, a little sneaking out never hurt anyone. And sneaking out with James is 100% worth the risk...even though James is completely off-limits.

Daisy has never been the sister that boys notice, but when sparks fly with Joel at the first bonfire of summer, it seems so easy and right. So why is being his girlfriend so complicated?

About the Author

Terra Elan McVoy is the oldest of three sisters. She lives and works in the same Atlanta neighborhood where her first novels, Pure, After the Kiss, and Being Friends with Boys are set. To learn more, visit

Praise For…

“An unflinchingly honest look at sisterhood, first love, and how one amazing summer can change everything. I completely lost myself in this book.” –Lauren Barnholdt, author of Two Way Street

"This is a poignant portrayal of sisterhood, summer love, responsibility, betrayal, and forgiveness that fully captures the intensity and emotion of the fleeting days at summer camp." –Booklist

"[A] well-told story that celebrates the powerful love between sisters....[McVoy's] writing brings the summer camp setting to life." --PW

"Fans of Ann Brashares's "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series (Delacorte) or Jodi Lynn Anderson's "Peaches" books (HarperCollins) may enjoy McVoy's novel because of the focus on the girls' close relationship and the character-centered story lines."


"Will most certainly transport readers back to the their own magical summer camp memories of first crushes, giggling friendships, and midnight ghost stories told around crackling bonfires." --VOYA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442402140
ISBN-10: 1442402148
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2012
Pages: 423
Language: English