Skye is looking for an escape Her sister died in a tragic accident and her parents think a camp for grieving teens might help her But when she arrives, Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister Skye knows it s time to confront the past But what if the danger is right in front of her...
|Title||:||Lying About Last Summer|
|Publisher||:||Scholastic Fiction Auflage 1 5 Mai 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
|File Size||:||684 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Lying About Last Summer Reviews
Well, it was great. But it wasn't what I expected. The story of this book sounded so interesting, I mean, the girl's sister died and suddenly she gets text messages from her? From a dead person? This was pound to be exciting. But it wasn't. It was very slow and many things were kind of predictable. While I haven't seen it all coming - I wasn't necessarily shocked or surprised by it. Most of the book was dragged out so long and then the end came so suddenly. It all went so fast.The cover is really beautiful - I can at least say I love that one and reading the blurb really drew me to it completely, like I really thought this was going to be EPIC but as I said, not what I expected. It has a lot of potential. But even the text messages - which I thought would play a big role - came in short. (SPOILER) And then on top of it, it was super easily revealed and easily explained. It was quickly forgotten.
I am very happy with this book, the quality and the content are as I imagined. I truly offer it for everyone.
A brilliant debut novel, pitched just right for the audience. This book is edgy with just enough mild menace to keep the reader engaged, but without any dystopian malaise that sadly seems to be the current trend in YA and teen books. Highly recommended. --ACD
It's hard finding good teenage chick-lit to fill the summer months as most of them are about some middle-class ditz falling in love with a boy from the wrong family and are about as edgy as a satsuma. Yes, pleasant, breezy summer nonsense is always welcome, but a little bit of darkness now and again is most welcome and Lying About Last Summer explores a safe amount of darkness without becoming inappropriate for younger readers or betraying the nature of the story.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. One year later she is sent to a week-long 'bereavement camp' for teens who have lost someone close to them. While there she meets other mildly damaged teens while coming to terms with her own loss and mistakes, occasionally dipping back into the past to explain what really happened when her sister died.The story is told in a present-tense first-person narrative, but I thought it would make more sense if the 'last summer' chapters were told in a past-tense. Just my observation, and something I would have done. I was expecting a big plot twist at the end, regarding the main story, but what we get is satisfactory. With just a touch more gloom and a slightly bleaker tone I would have given this a stronger review. As it is, LALS will keep you hooked, though it is unlikely to leave a permanent impression.