Wednesday, July 14, 2010


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!


1 comment:

Adrienne said...

This book is definitely a page-turner. It's one that you want to read once really quickly so you know how it happens but then you want to read it again while pausing to absorb all the language, the breaks, the rhythm, etc.