As Kaitlyn grows older she realizes life isn't only about herself. And when she moves back to California, she not only grows closer to her boyfriend, Danny, but she makes a wonderful new friend, Jeanie.
But there are complications. Very serious complications.
The discovery of a heartbreaking revelation soon turn lives inside out and upside down. In a novel brimming with warmth and insight, compassion and healing, Kaitlyn will discover the true meaning of friendship and love.
This is a young adult romance with mild language and mild sexual situations.
**Acclaim for the Novels of Elaine Babich**
“Heartbreaking and Touching. A powerful story of a teenager’s struggle with anorexia, told in a straight forward and powerful way, without talking down to the reader and without being overly sentimental. You Never Called Me Princess is an honest look at what could happen when a young girl decides to lose weight at all costs. Should be mandatory reading for any parent who suspects their child might have an eating disorder. I believe the novel will show the reader that there are answers to their problems, and that they are not alone. Highly recommended. An important novel.”
—J.R. Rain, author of Moon Dance and The Body Departed
“An intriguing debut and an excellent read. Gripping and touching, a story written from the heart. Elaine Babich has fashioned a story that many young girls could relate to. In the end we are left with a poignant glimpse into the beauty of family and the love of life and the wonder that connects us all.”
—Summer Lee, author of Angel Heart and Kindred Spirits
“I loved this book and want to recommend it to teenage girls, especially. The heroine is likable, and one to whom YA readers will relate. High moral values, with exploration into body image and excellent life lessons, with no preachiness. Five stars!”
—Eve Paludan, author of Letters from David and Taking Back Tara
“Elaine Babich has created such a vivid tale of teenage angst and redemption—one that will stay with me for a long time.”
—Aiden James, author of The Vampires’ Last Lover and Plague of Coins
About the Author:
Elaine Babich is also the author of You Never Called Me Princess, Relatively Normal, and Falling Again. Elaine currently lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.