Baby ducks…… soooo cuuteee, right? Don’t like ducks? We’ll work our way around that thought. But…..drumroll please……Lauren Myracle did it again! This book is filled with cuteness of baby ducks, a girl fighting to be different, and one fighting to be like her sister. Doesn’t sound like much now, but wait till you read it! I personally expected way less, which is saying A LOT, since I have been known to have high expectations for books. Especially for authors who have written books that I loved in the past. For Lauren Myracle, this was definitely the case. 🙂 I have just recently read Thirteen and The Infinite Moment of Us; also books by Lauren Myracle-both books had stunned me!
This one of Lauren Myracle’s masterpieces, however, was not like the others. This one is about sisterly friendships-and fights. The older sister, Carly, was always the one who wanted to be ‘different’. But a good different. Something like: praying that her hairy legs would dissapear, or.. developing a sudden beauty. But things fire backwards when Anna, her younger sister, becomes ‘hot’ over the summer. And she’s only fourteen! She’s like a tourist attraction centre all over the school! Boys drool at the sight of her, while girls envy her beauty. Carly starts to feel jealous, oblivious to the fact that a boy named Roger has been crushing on her long before Anna turned ‘hot’. But not only that, Anna and Carly have been fighting more and more than usual. Usually, a little bickering will go on here and there, but now, the sisters might, even, by chance, end up ignoring each other for a week! Both girls have their own problems, and sisters aren’t just there for nothing, right?! 🙂
I found myself feeling like I was in Carly (and Anna’s) shoes, multiple times. I have a little brother and no sisters, so I can’t imagine what it’s like to have a sister, but based on my friends’ rants about how unfair it is to only own hand-me-downs, I can sort of guess the feeling. 🙂 I trust that anyone who reads this book will be charmed by its hilarious pages of fun in the sun, and annoying pages of not-so fun in the sun. Happy reading! 🙂 (As you can see this book is one of my favorites as it is the longest review so far…;)