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5.0 out of 5 stars
A believable modern tale about a family in crisis., 8 April 2011
Teri Long is an amazing writer! Her description and character development really pulled me in and I think it's a must read for anyone raising teenagers today.
There are so many demands on young people today to be perfect. A teen could easily identify with Leah and the pressures she felt, and hopefully learn from her mistakes.
I even loved the choice of music which furthered the reader's insight into the characters. Terri has an incredible talent for making her characters sympathetic even when they are not on their best behavior.
Although there were times this family seemed to be absolutely falling apart, what truly saved them was ultimately the love they had for one another. I think Terri captured the love the sister's Justine and Leah had for one another so poetically. There were times Justine was the invisible member of the family. It's always the child in crisis who receives most of the parents' attention. But when resentment seemed to be creeping in on Justine, she just seemed to want to protect and love Leah even more. Sisterly love in it's purest form.
I for one am looking forward to Terri's next book!