Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Laguna Cove” as Want to Read:
Laguna Cove
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Laguna Cove

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  1,728 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Moving to sunny Southern Cal feels like punishment to 17-year-old Anne. the hippie-ish school is different from her old one on the East Coast, and the social scene is all about hanging out at the beach and surfing. And then there's Ellie: beautiful, competitive queen of the social scene who takes an instant disliking to Anne. So when Chris--one of Ellie's oldest friends an ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Laguna Cove, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Laguna Cove

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny HanThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsIt's Not Summer Without You by Jenny HanThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Summer Break Books for YA
79th out of 511 books — 422 voters
City of Bones by Cassandra ClareCity of Ashes by Cassandra ClareCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareThe Summoning by Kelley ArmstrongWicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Dude, Where's My Forehead?
309th out of 857 books — 622 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This was typical modern teenage fare. Rich girl moves from East Coast to Laguna Beach, becomes girl surfer, gets cute boyfriend.... One wonders if modern teenagers relate to this sort of thing. One thing about '80's teen novels- they were mostly about average girls..the ones today are always about the fabulously wealthy doing things and going places most people never will. I usually love anything about surfing, but this one was nothing special.
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Taylor Rector for

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
I bought Forever Summer which this book, Laguna Cover, and Cruel Summer were included in it. There have been many negative reviews due to the ending of this book however once finishing it I didn't think it was as bad as I thought it would of been.

Anne is the new girl in town. She is continuously worrying about fitting in with everyone at school but she soon finds out there is nothing to worry about. Anne, I found, was a strong and confident character. She wasn't afraid to take risks that may end
This book is a light summer read . I got attached to the characters. However i wasn't really convinced with the ending it's missing a lot . Nothing was resolved . It would be way much better if there's a sequel so we can know what happens to the characters
Gayatri Somaiya
This book did not blow me away however I do not think it meant to. It was the perfect light summer read and the characters were extremely relatable. The lines between good and bad were blurred and it shows that nobody is perfect.
The story was basically about four girls.
Anne : The East Coast Girl who moved to sunny Cali and badly wanted to fit in. Anne was a diving champ at her old school and she was sent across the country to California against her wishes to live with her dad where she met Chri
Zoe Joy
I'm giving this book 4 stars because of the general idea of it. Summer, feel good, surfing. Also I'm always in Laguna and I have been to Laguna Cove and many of the venues in the book. The characters were ok. At first I thought the book was about Anne but through reading, it was about a few characters. I kind of liked how each character was represented in detail though the chapters kind of go back and fourth between them so at times I got lost. I defiantly think the book sort of leaves you hangi ...more
Kailee Bauch
This book was pretty boring and just plain stupid. The characters were underdeveloped and shallow--no real substance to the story whatsoever. The ending wasn't even an ending, just the end of chapter with nothing else after. The story was not completed at all. All the loose ends weren't tied up, the story just abruptly stopped. There's so much that could have been added to make it a more enriched novel. This book was a HUGE disappointment. Do not read this book unless you want to be sorely dissa ...more
Kim Ortiz
Laguna Cove by Alyson Noёl is a really fascinating book about a teenagers summer. This story is about a teenage girl called Anne who moves in with her dad to a private gated place called Laguna Cove she at first hates. Anne is a gorgeous blonde girl who left a great impact in a guy called Chris. Anne caught the attention of Chris, Laguna Cove most handsome, good-looking, great surfer and on going guy. While these two characters in the story find their similarities in many thing, Ellie is the mos ...more
this book was a good light summer read! that was great when you just wanted to read when you sitting by the pool!!!

Eddy Allen

Moving to sunny Southern Cal feels like punishment to 17-year-old Anne. the hippie-ish school is different from her old one on the East Coast, and the social scene is all about hanging out at the beach and surfing. And then there's Ellie: beautiful, competitive queen of the social scene who takes an instant disliking to Anne. So when Chris--one of Ellie's oldest friends and, oh yeah, the most gorgeous guy in school--reaches out to Anne and offers to teach her how to surf, sparks more
Summary :Moving to sunny Southern Cal feels like punishment to 17-year-old Anne. The hippie-ish school is different from her old one on the East Coast, and the social scene is all about hanging out at the beach and surfing. And then there’s Ellie: beautiful, competitive queen of the social scene who takes an instant disliking to Anne. So when Chris—one of Ellie’s oldest friends and, oh yeah, the most gorgeous guy in school—reaches out to Anne and offers to teach her how to surf, sparks fly…in mo ...more
Sara Shalash
After reading such a heavy read earlier, Laguna Cove was just what I needed to lighten the mood. It was fast, enjoyable, and very fluffy. It was the perfect mindless read to take your mind of things. It felt nice to jump into the warm environment of Laguna Cove. Although I did enjoy this one, I did have some issues about it.

Anne is being forced to move to luxury California to live with her dad. It sounds really great to most people, but not to Anne. Things were great back home, she had a great b
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Anne's a 17 year-old from the East Coast and moves to the West Coast to live with her movie business dad after her parents divorce. Then, there's beautiful blonde Ellie who grew up in Laguna Cove and is a competitive surfer and amazing student. These girls each seem way different, but like most girls they have their own family issues.

From the moment the two girls meet, they don't get along. Anne instantly finds cute boy Chris attractive and Ellie has had a crush on him FOREVER. Not only are they
Starting with the plot....

Anne has been forced to uproot her high school existence and move all the way to Laguna Beach to live with her father after her parents' divorce. After her elite prep school upbringing in Connecticut, Anne is completely unprepared for the life of glitz and glam that awaits her in California.

As she assimilates into the popular teen crowd, Anne encounters a handsome boy named Chris who seems to show possibilities for a romantic future. Except, queen bee Ellie, the most b
Amanda (Vivalabooks)
I had been dying to get my hands on Alyson Noël’s book, Laguna Cove, for a good summer read because the description sounded great and I absolutely loved her Immortals series. Except, I think my expectations were too high because Laguna Cove unfortunately did not live up to my hopes. I think it was a decent summer book, but I was expecting more out of it. I felt like the book was trying to be deep, but it really was just about petty girl drama. This subject can be at moments entertaining, but I ...more
Firstly to be honest I wanted to give this a 2 but that seemed harsh. I didn't really understand what the plot was working towards and this seemed like it shouldve been way longer or had another book because really nothing was resolved. It wasn't a good book. It started out but wasn't. You have Chris and there was something off about him. And Ellie was a plain Bitch. I didn't really like jade. I liked lola but her and diego got boring and Anne. Anne was okay and I liked Duncan alot. I was hoping ...more
I am usually one to love the typical teen young adult book but this one just left me feeling unsatisfied. I felt no real connection between any of the characters even though they were all supposedly best friends. And the ending felt so incomplete, basically the story line was just a glimpse into the lives of a group of beautiful, rich surfer girls living in laguna. The book is not horrible, it just didn't feel like it had a point.
Sharlene McIntosh
Laguna cove

the book was ok but I didn't really like that all the characters basically had their own views in the story. it made the story suck a bit more than it already did.also I was kinda hoping/wondering if maybe Jake and Anne could have gotten together.another thing is that the story kinda left me hanging especially since there is no sequel to it.but overall I still enjoyed the book and story.
This book is very underdeveloped. The climax is unclear, so do the characters. It's too bad, since this book is actually pretty promising in the beginning. The conflict about teens and their parents are always great to read, and surfing stuff is surely fun and sexy. But well...

Since I own the Forever Summer, which consists of 2 books: Laguna Cove and Cruel Summer, I think I have to continue reading Cruel Summer. I hope the story is better.
Aliyah Northington
If you're looking for a light summer read, this is not it. I just finished He's With Me by Tamara Summers and even though it was juvenile, it was a cute read. This book was awful, and it doesn't even have a real ending. I wanted to stop reading it about 20 pages in, but I decided to give it a chance. I never regret reading anything, but this was really not worth my time.
I TRIED. I really did.

I couldn't finish it.

It was unbearable. Clichéd plot - which I wouldn't have minded, I was only looking for mindless entertainment, after all - but it was badly written, too.

Anyone who knows me knows I enjoy a little bit of cheesy contemporary as much as the next person but this was just so BORING and uneventful that I couldn't get through it. I did not even remotely relate to any of the characters and kept confusing them all with each other because nothing about them st
Sian Burns
Normally I love light summer reads, so I'm sad to say I was really disappointed with Laguna Cove. I couldn't relate to any of the characters at all and I think this was due to the various different perspectives (I really would have preferred the whole book from Anne's POV) which meant we had such a short time with each of the characters. I don't feel as though anything was really resolved in this book and it all just seemed extremely rushed, for example, I don't even know why Anne and Chris like ...more
I honestly didn't like this book at all. There were only one or two good parts and that was it. It was a quick read, but I had to push myself to keep reading it. I felt like there were so many things in the book by the end that I was hoping that there would have been a sequel that would have tied up the loose ends. Like what happened with Chris and Anne or Diego and Lola and everything with Anne and her mom. I felt like this was a reoccurring theme throughout the book. Like with Justin and Anne. ...more
Though this is a fun light summer read, I thought the story was a bit hurried and I wasn't a particularly huge fan of the ending. At first I was a little doubtful that the multiple points of view would work, but then I thought they worked quite nicely together. In reaching the end I realized that so many iteresting aspects to the characters were introduced, but they were never really developed. So to me the entire novel seemed almost too light, and the characters a bit too 2-D. But I found there ...more
I really wasn't impressed with this book. It's a multiple main character type book (first Anne, then Ellie, then a little less important Lola, and finally Jade.... each chapter changes the main character) and I didn't know that when I first started reading it. I like a constant flow, so this isn't really my favorite type of book. SORRY BUT... by far it wasn't Alyson Noel's best book.

Another thing I didn't like is the ending, because it seemed too rushed and to me it didn't tie things up very wel
The cover is nice, the title is interesting, but the story's not. Anne is acting like a spoiled brat, using Jake and Chris like her puppets and personal slaves. She claims to like Chris, but it's not really love. As the story goes, things get a bit better, mostly because of Ellie and Lola.

The only thing I liked about the writing style is that almost every chapter is written about the other person, Ellie, Lola or Anne (when it comes to Anne, I must admit I hated reading those chapters). what's in
Well, I wanted to read something lighter after finishing "The Poisonwood Bible", and this has been sitting unread on my shelf for years. Coincidentally, this book is written in the same style as Poisonwood, with the chapters alternating between the perspectives of the four female main characters. But it just seemed silly reading about poor Anne, forced to move from her east coast home to Laguna Beach with all its high school drama, after reading about Adah, Leah, Rachel, and Ruth May forced to m ...more
I did and didn't like this book. I really liked the cover page on the book, and personally the first few pages were fairly strong. But after a while, I found it got weak and easy to guess what was happening.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Summer Girls (Summer Girls, #1)
  • Local Girls (Island Summer, #1)
  • Fireworks (Four Summer Stories)
  • Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and Rivalry; Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal
  • Cruel Summer (Fast Girls, Hot Boys, #1)
  • Meet Me at the Boardwalk
  • Lost Summer
  • Summer Intern
  • In Your Room
  • Slept Away
  • Sun-Kissed (The Au Pairs, #3)
*Note to readers: I'm slowly trying to add to the long list of books I have read, books I am reading, books I want to read, and books I loved reading. I only add books I loved, hence all my ratings are 5 stars!

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling, award-winning, author of 21 novels, including: FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVI
More about Alyson Noel...
Evermore (The Immortals, #1) Blue Moon (The Immortals, #2) Shadowland (The Immortals, #3) Dark Flame (The Immortals, #4) Night Star (The Immortals, #5)

Share This Book