A year after the tragic death of her sister, Skye is sent to a summer camp for bereaved teens. It's just like regular summer camp, except everyone has a really legitimate reason for not feeling motivated to take part in the activities.
Not long after arriving, Skye starts to receive text messages from her dead sister. Consumed with paranoia, Skye starts a campaign to figure out who might be sending her the messages. There's Fay, who's super smart but possibly super devious. Then we have Brandon, Skye thinks she might have a crush on him, but can he be trusted? Joe is calm, kind and focused, but is it all a charade?
All of these guys and more could be a suspect. It's either that or admit that she has truly lost her mind
It's a story about loss, redemption and coming to terms with your past.
I'd recommend Lying About Last Summer to Year 8 and above. There are a few mentions of drug use and violence, but it's done in a cautionary way. It's a sad story but it will have the students coming back for more, great stuff!