A Seagull Summer by Jane Lovering My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Leah is in Dorset collecting seaweed samples for her research. She’s socially awkward and possibly not neurotypical. She’s really, really bad at talking to people.
Brendon is a Australian tourist who is visiting the area trying to find out what happened to his great-grandfather. He has absolutely no problem talking to people. He’s the ray of sunshine that Leah is not.
Brendon is terrified of seagulls. Roger is a hand-reared seagull who has taken a shine to Leah.
Leah is a person with a lot of baggage and the reasons why she is like she is are revealed slowly as the story progresses. The supporting characters are realistic (and sometimes funny) as they always are in Jane Lovering’s books.
There were some very dramatic parts and some bits that made me laugh out loud. I really enjoyed reading this book.
I received a review copy of this book from Netgalley.