Review: Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

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.

Title: Proof of Forever
Author: Lexa Hillyer
Publication date: June 2, 2015

I received an ARC of Proof of Forever from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

I read Proof of Forever for six weeks and only got halfway through. This book made me dread reading. This book is partially responsible for my blogging coming to a screeching halt. I eventually decided to DNF and move on so that I could get back into blogging and reclaim my life. I will no longer feel guilty for reading something else instead of this book because I have DNFed it and it is out of my life.

I had high hopes for Proof of Forever (pretty cover!), but it seems like more often than not these days I’m disappointed by camp books. I don’t hate it. I just don’t like it either. The characters are not interesting and there’s some mystery as to why they’re not friends that seems to be drawn out just for a big reveal later. I guess I’ll never know what happened. I guess I don’t care.

The extremely slow pace of the story and my inability to connect with any of the characters hampered my enjoyment of the story and ultimately led to a DNF.