The Summer I Found You

Kate’s dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she’s still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he’s a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other, neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?

  • 256 Pages
  • 5.50" x 8.25"
  • 9780807583678
  • March 2015

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  • May 2015

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  • This novel should satisfy readers looking for a light romance with a touch of drama.

    - VOYA

  • Through realistic dialogue, believable scenarios, and candid reflections, this story offers insight on both the personal trauma of a young, wounded warrior and the multiple challenges of teen diabetes.

    - School Library Journal

  • The romance is sweet and believable.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Perry candidly describes their conflicted feelings, the loneliness of having a perceived disability, and the power of mutual encouragement.

    - Publishers Weekly

Common Core

RL.9-10.1,2,3,4,5,10 RL.11-12.1,2,3,4,5,6,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 8
  • ATOS Level: 3.9