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Feb 25, 2021jun_177 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
E. Lockhart illustrates the genuine, real, and heartbreaking story of family and friendship revolving around Cadence Sinclair, who seemingly has a stereotypical life in a wealthy household. The Sinclairs have a family tradition to spend their summer together in their privately owned island but after one summer where she remembers getting a head injury, her mom sends her to Europe for the next summer. When she is finally allowed back on the island, she sees completely different houses from what she remembers and all of her cousins act weird around her. Slowly, she remembers back what happened that one summer to her, her family, and her cousins. The raw emotions you can feel from this book are incredible and I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick read that is a little dark yet comforting: you will be thinking about this book for the next couple of days.