The Summer of Everything

Cover illustration and design: CB Messer

A big-hearted romance that gives queer boys of color the happily ever after they deserve.

—KACEN CALLENDER, bestselling author of Felix Ever After

The feel-good summer story of friendship, love, and the uncomfortable realization that adulthood is just around the corner.

Adulting is hard. Just ask Wes Hudson. An avid comic book geek, Wes excels at two things: slacking off and pining after his best friend, Nico. Advice from his friends, ‘90s alt-rock songs, and online dating articles aren’t helping much with his secret crush. And his dream job at Once Upon a Page, the local indie bookstore, is threatened when a coffee shop franchise wants to buy the property. To top it off, his family won’t stop pestering him about picking a college major. When all three problems converge, Wes must face the one thing he’s been avoiding—adulthood.

Order now from:

Little Shop of Stories (local indie)
Charis Books & More (local indie)
Brave + Kind (local indie)
Barnes & Noble

*** Also available as an e-Book ***

Praise for The Summer of Everything

★ “The resulting combination of rom-com and coming-of-age novel is an absolute delight from beginning to end and is highly recommended.”
Booklist starred review

“A must-have for every YA bookshelf!”
SANDHYA MENON, New York Times-bestselling author

“Winters does it again: a book about friendship, love, community, and the sometimes meandering path to adulthood, all in a great bear hug of a book that will keep your summer going.”
L.C. ROSEN, author of Camp

“Absolutely packed with Julian Winters’s trademark blend of heart and humor, The Summer of Everything is, without a doubt, the teen romcom of the summer.”
PHIL STAMPER, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us

“The Summer of Everything is an ice cream cone by the pool on a sunny day. I felt like part of the Once Upon a Page family and didn’t want to leave. An utter gem!”
GLORIA CHAO, author of American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and Rent A Boyfriend

“Hand this book to fans of realistic fiction looking for a quick, mostly light read that is full of heart.”
School Library Journal

Commission Artwork by Mavilez