Come and say hello (and have some beach based fun) at the Summer of YA Love...


I think they did. And it’s all happening on the 22nd June at the very first Summer of YA Love at Waterstones Piccadilly.

Plus there will be early copies of books that aren’t out (including my new one, Take A Chance on Me) and two of my absolute favourite authors, Simon James Green and Laura Clare Wood.

So if you want to come down and be part of the #SummerofYAlove here are all the details…

Get ready for the summertime party of the year hosted by Scholastic!


Join us for a celebration of summer romance with Beth Garrod, Simon James Green and Laura Wood.


Waterstones Piccadilly will be transformed into a sunshine haven with beach-themed games, fun activities and a hilarious panel conversation with three YA superstars chaired by journalist Sarah Shaffi.

Beth Garrod is the author of the Super Awkward series, and her new book Take a Chance on Me is the perfect rom-com to read on your summer holiday. By turns relatably awkward and achingly romantic, Beth is one of the best authors writing about British teenage girls.

Simon James Green is back with a brand new LGBT rom-com Alex in Wonderland. Set at a seaside amusement arcade, Alex in Wonderland is packed full of Simon’s distinctive brand of mayhem and hilarity.

Laura Wood’s Under a Dancing Star is a dreamy summer romance set to make you swoon.  If you fell for 2018 YA sensation A Sky Painted Gold, you are bound to fall head over heels for this love story set in 1930s Tuscany.

Purchase one of these books and receive a beach ready goody bag including summer treats.

Exclusive: Copies of Take a Chance on Me and Under a Dancing Star will be available before official publication in July.