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Two Scoops of Summer


British 15yo Matt kisses his life-long crush Lydia for the first time and imagines a summer of romance ahead. Then his mom drops a bombshell. They’re going to Maine, for the entire summer, and without dad. Even though they leave the next day, Matt still asks Lydia to be his girlfriend. She says yes. However, he departs in fear of his rival Dylan’s motives.

Despite a wonky WiFi connection, Matt and Lydia keep in touch. But he soon scores a job scooping ice cream and makes a fun group of friends including flirty Casey. She’s a runner like him and they train together. Meanwhile, his mom’s ‘reconnected’ with an ex-boyfriend at her high school reunion. Matt enjoys his newfound independence but also feels like he's losing control.

Two Scoops of Summer is a coming-of-age tale about first love, family, and ultimately following your heart.


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  • About 257 pages
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