Saturday, May 2, 2009

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks



Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do. With warmth, insight, and an unparalleled gift for finding humor even in stormy situations, beloved author Lauren Myracle dives into the tumultuous waters of sisterhood and shows that even very different sisters can learn to help each other stay afloat.
from amazon.com

Beth says 4 Stars...
I'll go ahead and admit it; this was the first Lauren Myracle book that I'd ever read. I tend to stay away from things that people generally label "chick lit". I'm beginning to think that I've been wrong. I really enjoyed reading this book with Carly, the main character, rebelling against the artificial world she lives in. Ironically the sister she's always been close to, Anna, suddenly fits in a little too perfectly. Cue the entrance for the best guy friend who could be some thing more and the rebellious, guitar-playing hot guy. The characters were all interesting, however, some of the supporting characters, the mother in particular, felt underdeveloped. The book moved forward, but at times it felt like there wasn't much of a plot. Something that surprised me was just how much heart there was in this novel. It wasn't completely shallow, and made many interesting points (I don't want to give anything away!). This book is a perfect, slightly deeper, summer read. it's fun and light at times, but isn't afraid to make a statement.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Nice review!
It sounds like a good review.

Kate said...

I meant it sounds like a good book. I was tired at the time :)

Bookworm said...

This sounds really good--I'm really dying to read it. And isn't that an adorable cover? (:

Angie said...

That looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the review.

Shelby Howe said...

This is the best book in the world, I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU LAUREN MYRACLE! You really rock! Best Book Ever!

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