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Laguna Cove

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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
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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
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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...more
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...more
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
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...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...more
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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...more
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...more
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
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.
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...more
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...more
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
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I am absolutely confused in why this book ended where it ended. I honestly felt like a lot of things were not resolved and when I finished it I thought I was missing pages or something.
Only Jade's was kind of fixed but I felt even that was missing some resolve.
Lola's left me with questions of how she git with the guy she was dating after it was revealed who it was.
Ellie and Anne's definitely had a lot to go before ending it there.
Alyson Noel, what is with these hit and misses?
I was really s...more
This book included a lot of characters, and I don't believe Alyson Noel reached her full potential when it comes to the depth if the characters. I know I love a look when I feel what the characters feel, and feel like I got to know the characters of the book. I ended this book unsure of who the main character even was. The writing is good, but it took me only 1.5 hours to read, there was nothing to think about after the book was done. I love the other Alyson Noel books I've read and was disappoi...more
I really liked this book, but it was short. It was a short story over a short period of time. It was over like 2 months instead of a full book. And it skipped every chapter to a different character. There were about 5 different point of views. They all had very different stories too...a little confusing to keep track. I was about to put a piece of paper in the book explaining the main characters and what's going on in their life just to keep up with all their stories.
Stefanie Samuel
Oct 17, 2007 Stefanie Samuel rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
This book is a great choice for teenage girls. I'm not stoping boys they might enjoy it as well, so go for it. But most girls love reading about, steamy romances, sports, teenage partys, and just plain old drama. I've learned that you should do what you want to, and not what other people exspect you to do. But I'm not finished with this book, but my opinion on the book is a 9 out of a 10. :)
I've been trying other Alyson Noel books because I've liked the Immortals series, but so far I've been unimpressed. Laguna Cove is a really light, easy read and that's fine. I like Anne's character and some of the others, but I think there are too many side plots with Jade, Lola, and even Ellie. There's either too much about their lives or not enough to make telling part even worth it.
Jenny Scearse
This is not my normal Genre but i was really looking for a book that was fun and light and i ended up really enjoying this one. It was a pretty fast read for me, knocking it out in one day. I kind of felt like the ending was a little rushed though but other than that this was a cute little book. If you are looking for a fast, light read i suggest picking up this book.
Cecilia Mehan
This was an extremely good book. It was a quick, easy read but really catches what may go through a teenage mind when certain obstacles reach it. The one thing I would have to say though, is that while the book has a very good amount of rising action, it sums up the plot incredibly quickly. I wish that Noel would have slowed down the falling action a little bit.
Ji Inn
I have to admit that like many reviews here , the book was very light (too light) as it lacked a lot of content . I think Alison Noel might have tried to touch every "cliche" teen subject (romance, new girl in town, summer, surfers, hot boys, etc.) without exploring each of these subject deeply enough ~ (recommended : no unless you're lookin' for a very light read)
Stephanie York
This was a fun book to read in high school. It related to almost every high school in the real world. It was about a new girl, a cute boy, and a popular girl. The popular girl got mad because the cute boy became friends withe the new girl. It amazed me how that happens in almost every high school. I would encourage every high school girl to read it.
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