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Before: It was the perfect summer of first kisses, skinny-dipping, and bonfires by the lake. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe knew their final summer at Camp Okahatchee would come to an end, but they swore they’d stay friends.
After: Now, two years later, their bond has faded along with those memories.
Then: That is, until the fateful flash of a photo booth camera transports the four of them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed.
Now: The girls must recreate the past in order to return to the present. As they live through their second-chance summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels, and a dark secret threatens to tear the girls apart all over again.
Always: Summers end. But this one will change them forever.
Proof of Forever is a story about four girls who were inseparable at fifteen- fast forward two years and they no longer talk. The girls used to go to camp together, and at a reunion they find themselves forced together. After having a picture in a photobooth, they are transported to the past. In order to get back to the present day, they have to live their lives again. They are supposed to keep everything the same to not affect their present day lives, but they find out secrets which explain why their friendship began to unravel.
This book is told from alternate point of views. I didn’t connect with all of the characters, so I didn’t enjoy all of the story as much as I wanted to. I would have liked to relate to the characters a bit more as well. However, it did make me think back to my friendships at the same age as the characters were. I’m still friends with my two best friends from school, but other friends I have drifted away from over time. It made me wonder what my school days would be like if I had the chance to relive them. I’m not sure I’d want to though…
I did really enjoy the writing style, and it was easy to read. I read it within a few days. I would certainly read more from this author. I’d definitely recommend Proof Of Forever for fans of contemporary!
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