Lying About Last Summer

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It also uses flashbacks to conjure up some powerful imagery, which will act as one of my most abiding memories of the book.

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. 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. The mystery isn't very complicated but it was enough to make my heart skip just a little bit in fear.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. 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. 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. 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. Could all of her concerns stem from an overactive imagination or is there something more ominous underway at Morley and who, if any, of her campmates can she really trust.

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. 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.Just as Skye is getting to grips with the touchy-feely ethos of Morley Hill whilst simultaneously trying to be blasé about her phobia surrounding water, a series of strange text messages sent from a private group chat app that only she and Luisa have access to appear on her mobile phone. The courage and strength to want to live and move beyond the pain and debilitating feelings that come with grief. Wzruszyłam się na końcu i uważam że jest to książka o takiej tematyce że większość osób powinna to przeczytać. Shame that the ending wasn’t as great but it sounds like the author did a really good job of exploring these themes and adapting them to a younger audience. 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.

Having read and enjoyed Sue Wallman's other two YA novels earlier in the year, I always expected to like this one.

Skye is a bit of a prickly character, I liked her right away, but the way she acts when she first comes to camp, and the judgements she makes of Fay, Brandon, Danielle did annoy me a little bit, especially since Fay seemed quite sweet and sensitive, and almost like you wanted to protect her from the big, bad world, but after what Faye goes through, losing her sister, you can kind of understand it, why would you want to get close to people when you see what happens to your blood, for crying out loud? Having read and enjoyed Sue Wallman’s other two YA novels earlier in the year, I always expected to like this one. 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. 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. Her mother forces her to join a summer camp for 'bereaved' kids with thrilling adventures and positivity and lessons on blithe.

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