Big Summer - Jennifer Weiner

Big Summer

Author: Jennifer Weiner

  • Publication Date: 2020-05-05
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4
(From 1,509 Ratings)



“Sexy and satisfying, Big Summer is the perfect quarantine read.” —USA TODAY

“The beach read to end all beach reads.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Big fun, and then some. It’s empowering and surprising—a reminder to put down the phone and enjoy each moment for what it is.” —The Washington Post

A deliciously funny, remarkably poignant, and simply unputdownable novel about the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies, and the importance of making peace with yourself through all life’s ups and downs. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever, Big Summer is the perfect escape with one of the most lovable heroines to come to the page in years.

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.

A sparkling novel about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most.


  • I loved this book!

    By crazyblonde09137
    I thought this was a very good book! Very interesting and kept my attention. There was drama, love and crime. It even touched on body/fat shaming and confidence. The book reminded me of a lifetime movie.
  • Big (Disappointing)Summer

    By GreyScala
    Absolutely awful plot line with too much drama for each character. Wasted a few days reading this and finally skipped through the last few chapters and read the plot twist. Awful
  • Not her best

    By melcgzebra
    I usually enjoy Jennifer Weiner’s books so I bought this without a second thought. It was really disappointing. Some interesting characters but overall a very unbelievable plot. Although I commend her efforts at branching out into a different genre, she should stick to what her fans have loved her for.
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  • Good...if it were $3

    By Cpeavs
    Some good plot twists, some good portrayal of modern social media presence, a few moments of excitement, but some bland characters and a lot of having to suspend disbelief. If I had grabbed it out of a bargain bin, I would have loved it as a fun beach read. But I’m disappointed paid $15 for it.
  • Scooby Doo

    By Danaja even
    Read like a Scooby Doo mystery with Daphne the main investigator.
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  • Big Summer

    By debnewswan
    Easy breezy read with a little surprise ending.
  • Lglflfl

    By hbfftttttffvvb
    I’m 9
  • Not worth money

    By Luvtiread
    Started out ok, then went super bad. Wish I had money back!! No believable plot or resolution. Pass on this book.