Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com
Anne feels like she is being punished by her parents by being forced to move in with her dad. Her mom and dad are in the process of a divorce because Anne's mom has been cheating and is in love with her boyfriend. Anne is being pulled from the life that she loves; her amazing boyfriend, Justin, all of her friends, and her beloved diving team, which she was just crowned the captain of.
Laguna Cove, where Anne's dad lives, is a rich neighborhood where the houses share a private beach. Her dad is never home because he is a big movie producer and she's in Laguna Cove for about a week before her dad even decides to come home.
She is picked up at the airport by Jake, her dad's errand runner. He leaves her at the house to go surfing, which she quickly learns is the sport of choice in LC. Before Jake leaves, however, he introduces Anne to Chris, his best friend.
Her first day of school is rough because she is way over-dressed and she doesn't know anyone. Except Chris.
When he sees her before school, Chris calls her over to his group of friends, and introduces her to all of them. Everyone seems really nice, except for Ellie.
Jade and Lola become her friends, and Chris her boyfriend, who even teaches her to surf. No matter how nice everyone is to Anne, though, Ellie is still really mean to her. And Anne has no idea why.
Can Anne and Ellie ever be friends? And can Anne learn to surf well enough to compete in the Surf Fest competition?
LAGUNA COVE is a super-easy, fast, fun read. All you need to enjoy summer is this book, a pool, and a cold drink!