Great summer read
This is a story that in some ways defies genres. It starts as a classic slice-of-life contemporary fiction, moves on to a beach fic that recalls the teen beach movies of the 90s, then a few chapters in, it suddenly takes a suspenseful turn that flips the plot on its head and gives it a dark undertone that you probably wouldn't have expected after reading the first chapter. The contrast between this shadowy, foreboding presence and the breezy, irreverent tone of the protagonist ks what makes this story so intriguing. You can really feel her becoming overwhelmed by a trip that was supposed to be a typical teen ode to the beach, boys, and freedom as it quickly becomes more tham she bargained for. The cast of characters is just as lively and entertaining as the narrator and they'll always keep you on your toes. Honestly I could see this working as a mystery, a comedy, a romance, even a thriller. Your writing style is perfect for this story, it's funny at times and suspenseful at others. I can imagine these being the exact thoughts of a teen in this situation. I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out over the next few chapters, and I would definitely recommend it to others.
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