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Lying About Last Summer

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In January 2007 I decided to stop faffing about and take seriously the one thing I'd wanted to achieve all my life.

The main character skye was a lovely character who i found reacted well to everything that happened to her within the book. The book begins in the past at Yew Tree House, last summer, where we catch a glimpse of what happened to Luisa, Skye's sister and how Skye was involved. However, once she is at the camp she starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister. All of the kids at the summer camp have lost someone close, but the last thing Sky wants to do is think about the past.Sometimes you need a story that's nothing stressfull or complicated or demanding; something light, relaxing and interesting and engrossing. Her parents think sending Skye to a holiday camp for beggared teens will help her move on with her life. A couple of years later, I went to live in Paris where I was editorial assistant for an American newspaper. Having read and enjoyed Sue Wallman's other two YA novels earlier in the year, I always expected to like this one. Debut author Sue Wallman has created an appealing teen lead with an authentic voice that draws us immediately into the story and refuses to let us go.

Fast forward one year and Skye’s mother is packing her off for a summer getaway at Morley Hill Activity and Adventure Centre for six days and five nights of back-to-back activities all fully-funded by a charity for bereaved kids.This was skilfully done as the author would have had to walk a very thin line to keep the plot focused on recovery rather than making the storyline all about the villain of the piece. This book explores a very wide range of themes, which are extremely prominent throughout, and act as an effective series of underlying messages within the overall plot. 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. E Lockhart paints a vivid portrait of the Sinclair family, spinning an addictive tale of first love, friendship and family that teens will find impossible to put down.

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