Friendships between girls can be intense curious things. Helen Cross is brilliant at describing the complexities of an obsessive friendship, the kind where the outside world falls away. '
My Summer was made into a movie in 2004, with absolutely beautiful cinematography and many plot changes that I actually preferred. Director Pawlikowski misses the details of the friendship however, boiling it down to two girls trying on clothes and dancing sexily. Also missing is an interesting subplot involving a missing girl. See the movie after you've read the great novel about two nearly dangerous girls in Yorkshire in the 1980s.