Lying About Last Summer

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Lying About Last Summer

Lying About Last Summer

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A couple of years later, I went to live in Paris where I was editorial assistant for an American newspaper. We follow Skye's journey of grieving for her sister, the guilt she feels and the secrets that surround her from the past and in the present. How the mysterious texts (very PLL) were handled was amazing as Skye was just so level headed about the whole situation, keeping it as evidence and not freaking out like so many other high schoolers I've read about. 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. The messages that the book was based around i found creepy at the beginning but then i got used to it.

The plot at times felt somewhat insubstantial, but as it developed, it became clear that this would be a coming of age story, of how Skye uses her inner bravery to overcome her trauma. Yes, there are some people there that Skye dislikes and some of the activities remind Skye too much of her sister. I also loved the way that you get a sense of what each of the characters back grounds are and what they get from being at the camp is really evident as the book nears the end. There were some good descriptions here and there, but generally I found it hard to visualise as one central location.The courage and strength to want to live and move beyond the pain and debilitating feelings that come with grief. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The main plot kinda fizzled to nothing and then the actual climax was over and done with a little too quickly.

Yes, I get they (and us) are caught up with the mystery texter, but I couldn't help getting annoyed over how not aware they were. It's quite difficult to explain, you get lots of snippets into what's happened before the death, and you can already see what's happened, the building up to it was slow, and I honestly felt bored reading it. However, once she is at the camp she starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister. I got into this quickly, to be honest I have to be fair the introduced part with her sister and all that was good, but come on, you seriously wouldn't think anyone else was in the house- did she even own it?

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. I really felt what she was feeling in every moment whether that be dealing with her feelings of guilt, grief or trying to move on with her life. When Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister, she knows it's time to confront the past. 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. When Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister, she knows it’s time to confront the past.

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. The story opens with first-person narrator Skye Colton witnessing her older sister, Luisa’s, death in the family swimming pool at Yew Tree House in Pitford. Rather than erasing all thoughts of the past, Skye finds herself having to confront her worst fears. Supposed to be Skye’s opportunity to gain ‘closure’ she sees it more as an escape route from being hassled by her overcompensating parents and a grateful distraction from the memory of Luisa’s death. With a bit more refinement and a stronger setting, it would have been better, but still an enjoyable read.Although they are covered sensitively, if any of these things are likely to trigger a negative reaction, then it may be a good idea to skip this book. 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. But when she arrives, Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister. 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.

Não sei bem se poderemos atribuir a categoria de Thriller a este livro, tem um pouco de suspense mas nada de muito intenso sendo um Young adult. 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.

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! I had such a fun time reading this (mostly because I read it all in one sitting, sat out in the sun! Skye’s sister died last year in a tragic accident, so this summer Skye’s parents think that a camp for troubled teenagers might help her process her grief. Not only, Skye has to contend with her new roommates Fay and Danielle, and that comes with its own set of issues, but she now is receiving text messages from Luisa, from beyond the grave. Happy ending or not, I was still slightly disappointed that the explanations at the end felt rushed.

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