Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Review: Laguna Cove by Alyson Noel (no spoilers)

Book: Laguna Cove
Author: Alyson Noel
Publication: July 25, 2006
Source: June 14-July 5, 2015
Summary (From Goodreads):

Moving to sunny Southern Cal feels like punishment to 17-year-old Anne. the hippie-ish school is different from her old one on the East Coast, and the social scene is all about hanging out at the beach and surfing. And then there's Ellie: beautiful, competitive queen of the social scene who takes an instant disliking to Anne. So when Chris--one of Ellie's oldest friends and, oh yeah, the most gorgeous guy in school--reaches out to Anne and offers to teach her how to surf, sparks more ways than one.

My Thoughts:

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 clich├ęs, 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.


  1. I'm amazed that you find lots of time to read on a regular basis! I love reading but usually don't make time for it at home or at school. Last weekend, I had a longggggggg plane ride and read 2 books, though, which was awesome!


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