Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams

  • ISBN-10: 0310746612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310746614

Release Date: August 25, 2015

From the publisher:

For as long as she can remember, Sarah’s family life has revolved around her twin sister, Annie—the pretty one, the social one, the girl who can do anything. The person everyone seems to wish Sarah—with her crippling shyness—could simply become.

When Annie suddenly chops off her hair, quits beauty pageants, and gains weight, the focus changes—Annie is still the star of the family, but for all the wrong reasons. Sarah knows something has happened, but she too is caught in her own spiral after her boyfriend breaks up with her and starts hanging out with one of Annie’s old friends.

Annie is intent on keeping her painful secret safe. But when she and Sarah start spending time together again for the first time in years, walls start to break on both sides … and words that had been left unsaid could change everything.

Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams is a story that revolves around secrets, shame, fear, anger and words left unsaid.  The story itself is told from the perspective of two twin sisters, Annie and Sarah. Each has their own story to tell and the chapters alternate with their individual perspectives until the story is told.  

At first, I thought it would be too confusing to follow the story line as the chapters alternate between Annie and Sarah but when I started reading the story, I quickly realized that was not the case. The story flows well and I found I didn't have any trouble keeping up with the story line.   

Ms. Lynch Williams did a great job of capturing and writing about teenage life.  She addressed several very painful issues within this book and my heart ached for these girls and their family. 

This is a very well written story that will capture your heart and won't let it go even after you've finished reading it!  

Rating: Four Stars

 I received a free copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. 

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