By Carol Lynch Williams
256 pages; 2015
“Getting what you wish for, hope for, want, always comes with a price, doesn’t it?”
This was a good book all round, but hard reading in the sense of raw and very sad. It is the story of two sisters: Annie, who is beautiful and accomplished, and Sarah, who is totally withdrawn and doesn’t measure up. It is also the story of a bad secret. There is a dramatic turn of events when Annie checks out, quits the beauty pageant path, and starts gaining weight. No-one in the family seems to get it together, and things spiral downwards.
However, the story ends well, and I’d recommend this for upper school students. It’s beautifully told.