Synopsis: Kat can’t believe her family are sending her to Sweden for the summer. But without her friends, or even a phone signal, can Kat make it on her own?
In a land of saunas, nudity and summer sun, Kat soon realises she has nowhere to hide. It’s time to embrace who she really is, underneath what she’s been thinking people want her to be. Especially if she’s going to win the heart of mega fit Swede Leo! Can Kat find her inner strength and prove she’s got what it takes?
Kat soon finds that when you’re surrounded by phosphorescence and wonder it’s easy to sparkle. Or maybe that’s what happens when you fall in love. Or maybe you only shine when you’re true to yourself.
200words (or less) review: The Ladybird books are like my happy medicine when I need cheering up. While Flirty Dancing will probably reign as my absolute favourite in the series (it has dance, you can’t beat that) Sunkissed really gave it competition.
What I like so much about these books is that friendship is the main theme in all stories, yes even when the girls all have a romantic interest to swoon over. In Sunkissed this is the most evident because Kat really wants a boyfriend and with being sent off to Sweden there doesn’t seem to be a lot of chance of that happening.
There is so much character growth for Kat in this book, I liked her before, but in this story I grew to love her.
So the thing that I really appreciated about this book was that Kat learned to believe in herself, the letter from home her sister is pretty important as well and the ending is not the typical ‘aww and then fade-out movie predicable moment’. Thank you Jenny McLachlan I was really glad about that.
Sunkissed is ideal summer reading. What am I saying? Sunkissed is ideal all-year-round reading 😉