Anthony's in love with Emily who's got a crush on Raph and Matthew has a thing for Jennifer while Michelle's head over heels for... well, we're pretty sure you can guess where this is going. Almost Summer is high school at its finest, which means it's high school at its worst. It's all there and it's just as bad as you remember it: awkward romance, boring jobs, nosy parents, exams and homework. Sophie B dard's tale of teenage mischief and courtship is the real deal, with none of the usual best years of our lives drivel which often comes with the territory. There is no heavy-handed, forced drama here - but rather an honest, often funny account of what high school life feels like when you're in the middle of it. It's an engaging, entertaining read - wether you're a teenager who can relate or an adult who likes to remember just how bad high school sucked.