After a summer apart, four friends reunite at the beach for one final hurrah. For Gouda, it’s time to lay their friendship issues to rest and figure out what comes next now that they’re headed off in different directions. They each have their own hopes and dreams–but will those change once they’ve faced the reality of growing up? Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer L.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for young adults who are looking for a light and fun romance.
- Characters are well developed
- Plenty of humor throughout the story
- Authentic depiction of teenage friendships
- It’s a bit juvenile
- The dialogue is often goofy and unrealistic
- It’s very predictable
Learn more about the author
Cathy Yardley is the author of more than a dozen books for young adults and tweens, including Sparkles, Gouda Friends (Ponto Beach Reunion Book 2), Nerd Girls Are So Hot!, Geek Charming, Romancing the Nerd, and How to Ruin a Summer Vacation. When she’s not writing or reading–or spending time with her husband and son–she can be found watching totally nerdy TV shows on Netflix or playing way too many video games.
“This beautifully written, deftly crafted book will speak to anyone who’s ever had a complicated friendship.”
“I loved this story! I grew up with three best friends and could definitely relate to the characters in Gouda Friends.”
“Cathy Yardley perfectly captures the anxieties and insecurities of being a teenager. Her characters are realistic and relatable, making Gouda Friends an enjoyable read.”