An excellent summer read for teen girls, Getting Over Garrett Delaney is engaging and fun with a positive message as well. The main focus of the story involves how girls can completely lose sight of themselves when they focus everything on a boy. Sadie has made the mistake of neglecting her own interests and friends in order to impress Garrett. She has even changed her appearance, her clothing, the movies she watches, and what she reads and listens to. Her new job at the coffee shop fills her time, broadens her horizons, and introduces her to new people. Her supportive new network focuses everything on "detoxing" her from her Garrett addiction, helping her find herself, and introducing her to new things. A complicated relationship with Sadie's estranged father is referenced, and her relationship with her single mother is a close and supportive one. Some drinking does occur, one character who is of age drinks to the point of removing clothing and then vomiting, though on the upside, not drinking and driving is stressed. Language is somewhat strong (h-ll, b-tch, a-s, a-shole, do-che) and some kissing takes place. This book is a great choice to throw in the beach or pool bag, also a great one for a girl who is trying to get over a break-up or a disappointment.