“Berman is at her most insightful when exploring the awkward unfurling of female adolescence. . . Perennials is a sharp meditation on the changing female body, and the ways in which such changes are often involuntary and unwanted."

J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times Book Review


A Barnes & Noble 2017 Discover Pick

A Refinery29 Summer Book Club Pick

"Berman’s debut recalls the beloved teen and adult novels of Judy Blume, both in topic and prose style: simple, powerful, unafraid to confront serious issues."—Kirkus Reviews

"Berman entices readers with this coming-of-age tale of two girls...This story of facing life’s difficulties is most memorable because of Berman’s excellently crafted, multifaceted characters."—Publishers Weekly

“This highly anticipated coming-of-age novel . . . delivers the perfect sunny trifecta: summer camp drama, growing pains, and the enduring power of female friendships.”—Redbook

“Berman’s command of prose is astounding. The more you read, the more difficult it is to believe that this is a debut novel. . . . Charged with hope, longing, an unexpected sensuality, and a bruised tenderness, Perennials is a book you should most definitely put near the top of your reading list.”—Pop Dust

"This compelling, immersive look at summer camp life will appeal to anyone who appreciates tales of friendship."—School Library Journal


Named a Best Book of Summer 2017 by:


Vanity Fair




The Knot


Providence Journal

Houston Chronicle


Elite Daily