Published by Roaring Brook Press on May 3rd 2016
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This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It's a little bit like a black hole. It's a little bit like infinity.
Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she's hurtled through wormholes to her past:
To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.
Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide—and someone's heart is about to be broken.
With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, The Square Root of Summer is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out, from stunning debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.
We are so happy to be a part of Macmillan’s The Square Root of Summer Blog Tour! The buzz surrounding this story is like a no-limit equation in calculus (I know what you’re thinking — Sophie’s doing math?!?), which is to say it’s pretty infinite. I jumped at the chance to do a “This is Who I Am” snapshot in February and then re-visit the same questions three months later. Can a person possibly change in three short months? Let’s take a look at my answers:
What Brings You The Most Joy In Life?
- Feb/March 2016: My kids & hubs, also my two fluffy dogs.
- May 2016: My kids, hubs, a certain type of stain remover because the dogs have become territorial seemingly overnight.
What Are You Reading?
- Feb/March 2016: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.
- May 2016: The Square Root of Summer, naturally.
What Is Something You’re Really Looking Forward To?
- Feb/March 2016: Watching my daughters dance in their dance competitions and my son run track.
- May 2016: Seeing my daughter heal from a dance-related injury. “Setback to comeback” is our new motto. And cheering my son on in Regionals.
What Is One Thing That’s Worrying You?
- Feb/March 2016: Money and time. There’s never enough of either.
- May 2016: The health of my family — my aging parents, in particular.
What Is Something That You Always Have With You?
- Feb/March 2016: Lipstick.
- May 2016: Lipstick and coffee (the Elixir of Life as my kids call it!)
What Is Something That You Wish You Could Change?
- Feb/March 2016: Trying to be a super-mom and get it ALL done by myself.
- May 2016: That summer vacation would go back to 12 weeks instead of 8.
Visit fiercereads.com today, and see the time capsule-themed photos they’ve collected from readers. Follow the tour on twitter using #SquareRootofSummer and #ThisIsWhoIAmNow. Also, be sure to check the participating sites below for more fun Q&As and time capsule photos:
- Art, Books,Coffee Blog
- Book Briefs
- Bumbles and Fairytales
- Confessions of a Book Junkie
- Manga Mania Cafe
- Ticket to Anywhere
- The Irish Banana
- Firefly Read It
- Across the Words
- Books and Makeup
- Ex Libris Kate
- Dark Faerie Tales
- Jenuine Cupcakes
- Miss Print
- Mundie Moms
- Nobs Book Reviews
- Seeing Double in Neverland
- Reading Teen
- Starry Eyed Revue
- Read Now, Sleep Later
- Forever Young Adult
- Gone Pecan
- Book Rambles
- Perpetual Page Turner
- Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
- Twirling Pages
- Andi’s ABCs
- That Artsy Reader Girl
- Waste Paper Prose
- Evie Bookish
- Book Rook Reviews
- Fiction Fare
- Lady Knight Reads
- Book Nerds Across America
- Page Turners’ Blog
- Tripping Over Books
- Consummate Reader
- Ageless Pages Reviews
- A Perfection Called Books
- XPresso Reads
- Good Books and Good Wine
- Swoony Boys Podcast
Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance fashion journalist and author of THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER (coming May 2016). Her first-ever professional writing credit was for Just Seventeen magazine, and she’s been YA obsessed ever since. She likes burritos, cats, Gwyneth Paltrow and young adult fiction, which she plans to write more of, though she’s also considering a PhD in Dawson’s Creek. Visit Harriet’s website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram!