Title: Lying About Last Summer
Author: Sue Wallman
Pages: 272 Pages
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Skye is looking for an escape from the reality of last summer when her sister died in a tragic accident. Her parents think that a camp for troubled teenagers might help her process her grief. All of the kids at the summer camp have lost someone close, but is bringing them together such a good idea? And can everyone at camp be trusted? When Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister, she knows it’s time to confront the past. But what if the danger is right in front of her?
Oooh I love it when a story delivers the good and you betcha by golly wow does Lying About Last Summer deliver!
The story is set in a bereavement camp, a place for people to go to get support when they have lost someone. Skye has gone there to try and come to terms with her sister’s death; a death that she feels responsible for causing. Yet things take a turn for the weird when Skye starts getting text messages from her dead sister.
Sue Wallham has created a modern day realistic murder mystery thriller for teens that had me guessing all the way through. She plants small nuggets of insidious suspicion that you are constantly questioning everything. It really was a joy to be sucked into this world and even more so because it shed a light on how grief is handled with young adults. Something that I knew very little about before reading Lying About Last Summer.
Lying About Last Summer has to be on you ‘To-Be-Read’ pile. It is a must.
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