By Carol Lynch Williams
Simon & Schuster, 2010. 484 pgs. Young Adult
Living with their mother who earns money as a prostitute, two sisters take care of each other and when the older one attempts suicide, the younger one tries to uncover the reason.
This was not a light book; it was a pretty heavy plot. However since it is written in verse it is a very quick read. I read it in a matter of hours because of the quick pace and the compelling story. While the story is often heavy, there is humor incorporated as well. I loved the “voice” of this book; I could really hear the southern accent of the characters as I read this novel.
I’m looking forward to hearing Carol Lynch Williams speak at the Provo City Library on July 27, 2010. This program will be held at 7:00 pm in the Bullock Room, # 309. Carol Lynch Williams will be the first author in our new Authorlink series!