Author: Alyson Noel
Publication: July 25, 2006
Source: June 14-July 5, 2015
Summary (From Goodreads):
I read this book pretty slowly. June was a busy month and I didn't feel like reading. I still enjoyed this book a lot.
It had a lot of the modern teenage clichés, but if you are able to get past those it is a laid back summer book.
Anne moves to Laguna cove to live with her dad. This place is totally different than New York. Anne doesn't feel like she fits into until she meets Lola, who introduces her to Jade, Ellie, and Chris. Ellie has liked Chris for years, but when she notices that Chris likes Anne she is instantly jealous. The story evolves from there. Anne grows a lot over the course of this book. Although Ellie could be really mean, I really liked her character. Jade and Lola were also great additions to this book.
I liked that each character had a different story, but they were all interconnected as friends. As I said earlier this book is pretty laid back. It isn't fast paced, but I enjoy this pace of books sometimes. The ending came fast and I still had a lot of questions. I wish there was a sequel with these same characters.