Lying About Last Summer

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Lying About Last Summer

Lying About Last Summer

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I loved how the mystery of what happened last summer is gradually revealed to the reader in flashbacks to different parts of Skye's life pre losing her sister, Luisa, and I feel that this let me get to know Skye even more. It wasn't as twisty as I was expecting, as I had guessed a few of the things that came out towards the end, but it was still a stellar, enjoyable read. With it based in a camp for teenagers grieving it caused the setting of the book to really intrigue me as i havent read anything like that before.

A few people do seem a little off, as if the tragedies they've endured in their young lives has had a much more twisted impact on them than it did on Sky. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. from what i remember the protagonist sister drowned in their pool some time back and she’s still flashbacking to it. And as someone who has gone through grief/is going through grief (depending on how you look at me/it), it's refreshing to see a book that looks at grief and shows that every person goes through this very differently. Sue Wallman z delikatnością porusza temat żałoby, a jednocześnie całość zgłębia w taki sposób, by nie odstraszyć młodego czytelnika.Skye starts receiving messages from her supposedly dead sister and she must find out where her sister is. Loved this book - it's officially a Young Adult title and it's a very long time since I was a young adult, but the engaging central character and the twists and turns of the plot kept me reading. Then she begins to receive texts from someone pretending to be her dead sister - and decides no one can be trusted.

One year later she is sent to a week-long 'bereavement camp' for teens who have lost someone close to them. Sue's books are just amazing, she makea the story come to life, and for me when I read a book I take a long time to finish it, but I can take a week to read this wonderful books. Teenage Skye (her age isn't given but it appears she is about 15) loses her sister to a murder/drowning accident, a tragedy that rips apart her family and sends her into seclusion, denial, and an unhealthy extended mourning.

It is strong conceptually, and particularly excels in the way it handles several challenging topics.

I don't want to go to much into the characters through fear of spoilers, but I as well as Skye suspected everyone throughout the book! Skye emerges as a good heroine, it is full of teenage characters who all have their own personal stories to tell. Now any one who knows me knows I am a huge fan of the old Point Horror books from the 90's and initially upon reading the blurb I was excited as it had that feel of a Point Horror title, but in a modern day setting.

A week at Morley Hill Activity and Adventure Centre might just be what Skye needs to put a little distance between her and her now over-protective mother. In short, Lying About Last Summer is street smart YA for the 12-16 age bracket who are intuitive enough to read between the lines, able to appreciate the excellent character development but demand the thrill of the chase and a rousing denouement! This impressive characterisation coupled with the powerful writing (that is reminiscent in many ways of a John Green novel) might lead you to assume this is a story that focuses on internal character development. The supporting characters are equally believable and three dimensional, each with a detailed backstory that explains their behaviour and attitudes.

There were some good descriptions here and there, but generally I found it hard to visualise as one central location. It added a bit of extra chill factor to the book, and that's the only bit of the story I didn't guess - who was behind those messages. The chapters jump from her being at Morely Hill, a bereavement camp where herself and other teenagers take part in different activities to help them mix with others who will understand and to exchange their stories.

Overall, I rate it 3 stars, probably because I liked the plot but the execution for me was a little off. Having read and enjoyed Sue Wallman’s other two YA novels earlier in the year, I always expected to like this one. In January 2007 I decided to stop faffing about From eight to eighteen years, I lived in Highcliffe, Christchurch, on the south coast of England. This book was a really quick read which got more intriguing and gripping as the story went on as the beginning was difficult to understand but then as i got more into the story i couldn't stop reading it.

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