Summer Skin by Kirsty EagarSummer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Summer Skin

byKirsty Eagar

Paperback | May 29, 2018

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From Kirsty Eagar, Summer Skin is a young adult novel about a modern-day riot grrl and an alpha male jock who explore love, trust, and double standards against the backdrop of today's hookup culture.

Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked college girl gang are going to get even.

The lesson: Don't mess with Unity College girls.

The target: Blondie, a typical Knights stud, arrogant, cold . . . and smart enough to keep up with Jess.

A neo-riot grrl with a penchant for fanning the flames meets a rugby-playing sexist pig-sworn enemies or two people who happen to find each other when they're at their most vulnerable?

It's all Girl meets Boy, Girl steals from Boy, seduces Boy, ties Boy to a chair, and burns Boy's stuff. Just your typical love story.

Kirsty Eagar expertly handles a searingly honest and achingly funny story about love and sex amid the college hookup culture.

Kirsty Eagar grew up on a central Queensland cattle property and spent her school holidays at the beach. She traveled around Australia for a couple of years, worked a variety of jobs, and began writing fiction. Her books include Raw Blue and Summer Skin. Kirsty lives with her husband and two daughters on Sydney's northern beaches.
Title:Summer SkinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.22 × 5.71 × 0.94 inPublished:May 29, 2018Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250146003

ISBN - 13:9781250146007


Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book was so refreshing! This is the kind of new adult I would love to see more of! Jess was such a real character. I loved how confident she was - standing up for what she believed in, calling out bullshit that was sexist or unfair. But what made her so well-rounded was that she wasn't without faults and insecurities. She was scared and unskilled and talked too much when she was nervous, but she was always true to who she was at her core and showed great consistency. I absolutely loved how how blunt and open this book was about college, sex, double standards, hook-up culture, feminism, masturbation - anything and everything was discussed (a lot by strong, unapologetic young women, who I adored) and nothing was off limits. I found it interesting that (view spoiler), but it only made me give Kirsty Eagar more kudos because it's totally plausible and not at all unusual. Sex isn't something that people suddenly are masters at overnight. It takes time and practice to figure out what you're into and how to do it. I have to mention that this book is HOT. Jess and Mitch are a captivating pair to read about, and their exploits had me sweating, even though I was on an air-conditioned train for most of my reading experience. I think my only real complaint really was the pacing. It was stilted at times and took me out of the story. The time jumps that regularly occurred probably had something to do with that as well. I really, really hope Kirsty Eagar writes more books like this because I'm in love.
Date published: 2018-06-13