ARC Review: That Summer

That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Atria Books • Publication Date: May 11, 2021

Happy publication day to That Summer! Jennifer Weiner is an auto-read author to me and I could not wait to dive into this book. Like with last year’s Big Summer, I liked that I wasn’t sure what direction this book was going in based off the synopsis and the first few chapters.

For a book that deals with the #MeToo movement and the repercussions for men behaving badly, I think this is an important book and handled the subject matter in a very honest way. I thought Weiner did a great job with the way she portrayed Diana, even if I didn’t fully agree with her way of confronting those who hurt her. I’m still mixed on how I feel about Daisy, but I feel like that was sort of the point of the character. At times I wanted to root for her when she started to realize what was going on around her, but at other times I wanted to yell at her to wake up and see what was happening to her.

Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

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