Release Date: May 10th, 2012
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This isn't just an ordinary summer....
And then there’s Cade, the laid-back local surfer boy who seems to be everything Em isn't. Naturally, she can’t resist him, and as their romance blossoms, Em feels she is living on her own terms for the first time.
The Summer My Life Began is an interesting book about family and friends. It shows you how life can change within a few weeks, how you life can be turned upside down because of one secret and how opportunities can pop up in the most surprising of places!
Elizabeth Margeret is the daughter of a wealthy family. What is expected of her? She must become a lawyer, she much marry someone rich, she must not disappoint her parents. Hiding her passion to cook, Em does what is expected of her. Until a postcard comes from her aunt Matilda arrives in the post inviting Em to stay with her. Em can't ignore the yearning to go, get away from her family and join her aunt. But one thing leads to another; secrets are dug up and her family's past is revealed....
I really enjoyed this book and found the plot interesting and exciting. The characters intrigued me with their unique and loving personalities. On the surface, The Summer My Life Began might seem like the typical 'girl goes on holiday, meets guy, parties every night', but it's not like that. The story line is much deeper and much more exciting.
Overall, The Summer My Life Began is a nice, quick read that younger teens will love!
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