Title: One Endless Summer
Author: Laurie Ellingham
Blurb: Three best friends are embarking on an all-expenses paid trip of their dreams. The only catch? Every moment will be documented on film.
Lizzie’s battle with cancer is coming to an end, and now she’s ready to embrace adventure for the very first time. There are only three months, but it is Lizzie’s time to finally start living!
Jaddi is known for her stunning looks, flirtatious attitude and many conquests. But Jaddi has a secret and on this last trip together she needs to decide whether her best friends will ever know the real her.
Samantha has always been the ‘grown up’ of the group, the one with a five year plan. What Lizzie and Jaddi don’t know is that Sam is trapped, and her perfect life isn’t quite what it seems…
As they trek across the globe Lizzie, Jaddi and Samantha must come to terms with loss, love and trusting one another. But will it all be too late…
Review: Wow, this is an amazing read. From reading the blurb I was excited about reading this book and I was not disappointed. I couldn’t wait to find out how having many secrets would effect the friendship. The cover is great, bright and suits the story.
Laurie has captured the essence of friendship amazingly. I like how we are able to read from all three of the girls perceptive through out the story. The secrets that we find out about in the story are well written about, with knowledge, the characters are real and the settings read as if you are right there. I felt like I was watching every sunset with them. The chapters are short and as one ends you just need to keep reading to find out what happens next.
The story follows three best friends as they travel round the world, coming to terms with how their lives are. It really brings across the message that life is short and to make the most of it while you can. Each of the three girls learn something about themselves and it is lovely to see them blossom by the end of the story especially as there are a few twists and turns along the way. Some I really did not expect, so well done Laurie.
This book has a strong message but is a light read and very enjoyable with laugh out loud moments. I loved this book and recommend it to all who love a story about love and friendship.