Lying About Last Summer

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Lying About Last Summer

Lying About Last Summer

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from what i remember the protagonist sister drowned in their pool some time back and she’s still flashbacking to it. Before that we lived in various places, including a hospital in York where my dad was a psychiatrist. She won The Woman’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter Award in 2013 and has gone on to win many other awards for her young adult thrillers, the first of which, Lying About Last Summer, was selected for the WHSmith/Zoella book club. However, once she is at the camp she starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister. However, before too long she starts receiving messages from her dead sister through a password protected messaging app they always used to chat away from the prying eyes of their parents.

It is original and fascinating, and allows the reader to develop an instant connection with the story and the sense of meaning that it carries. Many of these themes are reasonably hard-hitting, but they are handled in an accessible way that is ideal for a young adult audience. Although some of the described events may be reminiscent of similar experiences to some us readers, a full to the top tissue box probably won’t be necessary here. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.Yes, there are some people there that Skye dislikes and some of the activities remind Skye too much of her sister. And, if you like the combination of both and would like to read another 5 star teen debut, you really should grab yourself a copy of More of Me by Kathryn Evans. Skye makes friends with Faye, Joe and Brandon who she builds a close relationship with and gave this story a hopeful outlook which was lovely. Skye starts receiving messages from her supposedly dead sister and she must find out where her sister is.

Rather than erasing all thoughts of the past, Skye finds herself having to confront her worst fears. Wzruszyłam się na końcu i uważam że jest to książka o takiej tematyce że większość osób powinna to przeczytać. All of the kids at the summer camp have lost someone close, but is bringing them together such a good idea?Even the Big Twist was foreshadowed to death (bad pun but I can't think of a better term right now) and fell a bit flat. 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. 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. Anyways, Skye is a character I can relate to, kind yet she keeps her emotions in, little soppy and over the top at some points but she's someone you could imagine as your best friend. Skye is funny and very likeable, the kind of heroine you find yourself rooting for from the very start - and though she's utterly believable as a teenager of 2016, her thoughts and feelings are achingly recognisable to those of us whose teenage years are long behind us too.

It is a mixture of harsh reality and poignancy, and I found this aspect of the book to be very believable and well-written, tying in smartly with the concept as a whole. Sue Wallman is a former magazine journalist who now combines writing with being a secondary school librarian.Overall, I'm left feeling a bit let down, the basis of the book sounded so good, but yeah, it's kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. There she meets an assortment of characters, including shy and retiring Fay, and strange, angry Joe.

Not only is it super gorgeous (and as author Sue Wallman said the reddish glow on the cover could be sunshine in the water or blood, dun dun dun) but it has a super awesome finish which makes it feel all special and I couldn't stop stroking the cover while reading. This year, 15-year-old Leah and the other two teens discover that the house has a dark past: a deathbed confession led the police to the buried body of a teenage girl earlier in the year, who had gone missing 50 years before. Vast in scope, Wallman successfully manages to overlay the witty narrative of shrewd sixteen-year-old Skye Colton with a cast of nuanced characters and place them in the potentially cringe-inducing confines of a bereavement camp. Pitched perfectly at a YA audience of 12-16, the synopsis does this novel a disservice by misrepresenting it as throwaway horror novel for the teen market, when in actual fact this is a multi-layered and astute novel of a teenage girls bereavement.Books about death aren’t for me”, just hear me out, because “Lying About Last Summer” is everything but a grim story. The holidays are here and we're celebrating with this list of brilliant books that are perfect summer reading. With a bit more refinement and a stronger setting, it would have been better, but still an enjoyable read. 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.



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