This Summer's Secrets (Bristol Teen Book Award Nominee)

Regular price £7.64

Emily Barr

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 8th June 2023

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK

ISBN 13: 9780241481905

Total Pages: 432

Weight: 310

Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 33 (mm)

On this page you can purchase paperback copies of This Summer's Secret by Emily Barr, with a Bristol Teen Book Awards special discount of 15%.

Books will be available for collection from the Bristol Teen Book Awards ceremony or from your child's school after the ceremony.

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Please purchase your books by midnight on Sunday 4th February. Any books purchased  may need to be collected from Max Minerva's at 47 Henleaze Road, BS9 4BL.


A bold new story for fans of We Were Liars, intertwining past and present, love and loss, from the bestselling author of The One Memory of Flora Banks. 'A sun-splashed Cornish thriller with a dark heart, ideal for YA fans of E Lockhart' Guardian


Senara has never been in love before. She's not done anything exciting before.

Always the sidekick . . . Until the summer that changes everything. Cliff House is closed off for most of the year until its rich Londoner owners come down to Cornwall for the summer. This year, despite herself, Senara finds herself pulled into this world of wealth and ease, sunbathing and beautiful people.

She even finds herself falling in love for the first time. But Cliff House and its owners are hiding things. They've been hiding things for too long and now, despite all their efforts, their secrets are coming out. Secrets that involve Senara's friends and her family in a way she could never have imagined.


The Bristol Teen Book Award is an annual award that celebrates and highlights excellent literature for teens. It's run by The School Library Association West of England Branch. 

When the Award was started it had a clear focus on diversity, and since then has consistently recognised a diverse range of voices and styles, and has featured books that present individual perspectives and experiences, including those that are often unheard or forgotten.

The books on the BTBA shortlist are nominated in an open submission process by Bristol students, librarians, and teachers. The nominations are then shortlisted by the BTBA working group, based on the adherence to the Award Criteria, and with specific consideration for individual merit, general appeal, experiences presented, readability, format, innovation, and cohesion as a six-book list. Current Award Criteria stipulates that books must have been published between January 2022 and June 2023, be written by an author based in the UK or Ireland, and be suitable for a teen audience.