Truly, Madly, Amy

Kerry Wilkinson

Oh wow! I loved this book so much!… Will stick with me for a very long time… PERFECT!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

We all remember that one magical summer that changed our lives.

For Joe, it’s 1999. School is over, and with zero idea of what he’s meant to do for the rest of his life, he’s reluctantly accepted a job at the local summer camp. Anything to drown out the sharp grief of missing his dad and move on from what school calls his ‘anger problems’. But getting screamed at by hyperactive ten-year-olds is almost enough to make him quit on day one.


Then he sees Amy Ashworth for the very first time, her black hair shining in the sun – and learns that nothing hits harder than first love.

She’s the only person he knows who reads for fun, or who’s seen Titanic fourteen times. But there’s another side to Amy. Soon, she’s the only person he’s ever been to a wild house party with, or kissed under the twinkling stars. It’s the happiest Joe has ever been… until the terrible day when what’s left of his family fractures into a million pieces.

Caught up in Amy’s whirlwind, Joe can’t bring himself to tell the truth about his life. Would his dad have wanted him to fight for the girl he loves, or protect his family, no matter what?

Only one thing is certain: this is the summer Joe will grow up. But when he looks back decades later, will he be ashamed of his choices? And will Amy still be by his side?

Heart-warming, hilarious, nostalgic, and bittersweet, Truly, Madly, Amy explores first loves, last chances, and the summers that shape us. Perfect for fans of David Nicholls, Mike Gayle, and anyone who remembers the carefree days of being just sixteen, when the world was full of possibility.

Read what everyone’s saying about Truly, Madly, Amy:

You need to read this book!… Jammed packed with nostalgic summer vibes… A fun feel-good coming-of-age summer read… This is a very sweet summer story that will make you smile and want to fall in love for the first time again!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘A wonderful story beautifully told. I absolutely tore through it! A sparkling, joyful read! Loved it so much.’ NetGalley reviewer

Loved it!transported me back to my very first summer of love… a really great emotional read… I recommend checking this one out!’ Goodreads reviewer

Extremely enjoyable… The perfect book… Had me laughing and cryingAmazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Kerry Wilkinson never ceases to amaze me!… An extremely enjoyable read which I highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What a fantastic read… I could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘There’s something magical about this book…. I’m so in love… a true and authentic young love story.’ @rottyreads

Fun, heart-breaking, heart-warming and lovely. 5 stars.’ Bforbookreview, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An extremely enjoyable read which I highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘A really good read… I was thoroughly impressed by this book and I’m glad I read it.’ NetGalley reviewer

‘A sweet coming-of-age story. Lovely and honest’ Nicki’s Book Blog

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