Lying about Last Summer is a young adult contemporary mystery by Sue Wallman. It is about:
‘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?’
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. 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. It was interesting to find out the different issues each camp mate had. The messages that the book was based around i found creepy at the beginning but then i got used to it.
The main character skye was a lovely character who i found reacted well to everything that happened to her within the book. Faye who was one of skyes room mates was a nice character but was one of those characters who seeked boys attention but i did end up feeling sorry for her at the end. Danielle who was the other room mate i just found snobby along with Joe who was annoying and a horrible character who i felt was up t something all the time! Brandon was just brandon he was so sweet and caring i just loved him.
I gave this book 4 owls on the branch! 4 stars!!
I recommend this book if you would like a quick fluffy mystery. however being in a camp for teenager grieving just be careful of anything that may trigger anything.