In this series debut, seventeen-year-old Anne's new life in Southern California feels more like a death sentence than a vacation. The hippie-ish public school is so different from her old school on the East Coast, and the social scene is all about hanging out at the beach and surfing, which is not her thing.But once Anne meets some girls from school at one of her dad's show-biz parties, she decides to give California a chance - there's wild-child Lola, laid back, free-spirited Jade, and beautiful, competitive Ellie. And of course Chris, the gorgeous guy who teaches her how to surf. Anne quickly bonds with Jade and Lola, but Ellie won't give Anne a break, no matter how hard she tries. The tighter Anne becomes with Chris and the better she gets at surfing, the more Ellie hates her. But Anne has learned how hard it is to fit in, and now that's she's finally found her place, she's not about to budge. Especially now that she's good enough to enter the annual surfing competition and really give Ellie a run for her money.With signature humour and a spot-on insight into teenage life that her readers have come to love, Alyson Noel makes waves with Laguna Cove.