Freia Lockhart's Summer of Awful

Freia Lockhart has the essentials for an awesome summer:
  • great new friends
  • a supremely kissable boyfriend
  • plans for New Year’s Eve (which don’t include her parents
  • no school.
When her mum reveals some devastating news, Freia’s plans for the summer of her dreams are crushed in an instant. 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, a little brother who’s going off the rails and a gran who won’t keep her nose out of your business.

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Reviews for Freia Lockhart's Summer of Awful

"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..." Bookseller and Publisher, December 2012

"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." Buzz Words Books

"This is a sensitively told story with a great deal of humour and recognisable characters – a tiresome little brother,  an over nosy grandmother and a main character with whom to sympathise." Around the Bookshops

"This is a marvellous read, full of the highs and lows of family one is unbelievable, each is a rounded character, and lower secondary people will feel welcomed to this family." ReadPlus

Kids Book Review (contains spoilers)