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Lying About Last Summer

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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. Lying About Last Summer is the debut YA psychological thriller by former journalist Sue Wallman and was selected for the Zoella Book Club in autumn 2016.

Sue Wallman z delikatnością porusza temat żałoby, a jednocześnie całość zgłębia w taki sposób, by nie odstraszyć młodego czytelnika. It has been said and often quoted that “No parent should have to bury a child…”, however and following the same line of thoughts, no child should have to bury a sibling, and in teenager Skye’s situation she’s had to suffer that fate with a whole lot of guilt. 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! When the mysterious text messages started (printed in bold on the page) I had to give myself a telling off for flicking ahead in the book to read what else was said between the two. Disappointed that I had to struggle through 200 pages to get to a good bit but it was a very good bit.

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. Happy ending or not, I was still slightly disappointed that the explanations at the end felt rushed. 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. I had Joe pegged as the bad guy, he riled me up something chronic, and there was just something about him that I didn't trust or believe, you know when you just get a feeling about someone? It's a quick fab read that is soaked with tense suspense, realistic characters, sun drenched in mystery and shines brightly with beautiful writing.

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.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

Skye is the narrator, and although there are times where she seems a little unfriendly, she generally came across as fairly likeable, and I was definitely rooting for her towards the end. There were some good descriptions here and there, but generally I found it hard to visualise as one central location. And while this book does have a thriller/mystery element to it, what this book does really well is explore grief.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.

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