How [not] to keep it together when your world falls apart.
Freia Lockhart has the essentials for an awesome summer: great new friends, a hot boyfriend, plans for New Year’s Eve (which don’t include her parents) and no school. When her mum reveals she has cancer, Freia’s plans are crushed. Now she’s trying to keep things together at home and salvage her holidays, but it’s not easy when you’ve got secrets to keep and a nosy gran who won’t stay out of your business.
Aimee Said once again brings us an authentic Australian voice with Freia Lockhart’s Summer of Awful, sequel to Finding Freia Lockhart. This book is sure to be a hit with teen girls looking for fresh young adult fiction with a dollop of romance that is both funny and engaging. Find Aimee online: http://aimeesaid.blogspot.com.au/
“Aimee Said writes with a characteristic lightness and humour that is a joy to read. The trials of young friendships, sibling rivalries and family dynamics are realistic and moving.” – Books+Publishing
Aimee Said lives in Melbourne. When she’s not writing, she works as a web-content manager for a government website. Aimee drew from her own experiences from high school for the origins of Finding Freia Lockhart (2010) and is excited to be returning to Freia once again.
Loved this as much as the first book, I hope there will be a third!
Said writes with a characteristic lightness and humour that is a joy to read. The trials of young friendships, sibling rivalries and family dynamics are realistic and moving, not just for the target audience of teenage girls…
This is a fantastic and entertaining follow-on from Finding Freia Lockhart. Written in a light-hearted narrative with hilarious asides, Freia Lockhart’s Summer of Awful addresses themes that encircle teen angst: the insecurities that come with first love, the confusion that is born from threats to family stability, and in real friendships, the importance of sticking together and sharing your problems no matter what.
This is a marvellous read, full of the highs and lows of family life…no one is unbelievable, each is a rounded character, and lower secondary people will feel welcomed to this family.