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Malibu Rising

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Started: Jun. 6, 2021

Finished: Jun. 9, 2021

Nina Riva is a well-known surfer, model, and eldest daughter of Mick Riva, a famed singer (also Evelyn Hugo's third husband if you've read the book!) who has to take care of her siblings, Jay, Hud, and Kit, after her mother's sudden death.

Each sibling has drama going on in their lives ranging from health issues to finally finding themselves. At the annual Riva party, everything goes haywire. There are gunshots, naked people on the lawn, and a fire that devours everything in its sight. At the end of the day, each Riva sibling must come to terms with the life-altering decisions they must make or accept.

I loved that this book was set in the 1980s as it made it relatable in terms of fashion, television shows, and the development of the characters. I found myself interested in each character's ongoing issues and the way Reid resolves their issues in a way that lets the reader know that life goes on after arguments, altercations, and recognizing who you really are.

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