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#33: The Year I Turned Sixteen - Dianne Schwemm


Synopsis & Book Info:
Rose dreams of becoming a singer, but when her obligations as the oldest sister start to hold her back, she faces an impossible decision.
Sick of being the "good" sister, Daisy is drawn to a boy with a more dangerous edge and pulls away from the people who care about her most.
Laurel must deal with the loss of someone close, but a new love in the wake of tragedy might be just what she needs.
With her sisters all figuring out their futures, Lily feels lost, and for the first time she must figure out who she is all on her own.
With more than cupcakes and candles on their minds, each of the Walker sisters is in for a sweet sixteen that will change everything.

Paperback: 700 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9781416985976
Purchase at Amazon


Author Bio:
Diane Schwemm is the author of The Year I Turned Sixteen, as well as the Silver Beach series.


©2010


My Opinion:
This is a chunkster, at 700 pages. Yet it wasn't overwhelming at all.
This story was very charming, and what my hubby would label as chick lit. Definitely for girls and boys wouldn't really relate to it.
It's about four sisters, and each one of them is someone you can relate to. Either you were her, or know her, or want to be her. They each have attributes that you love and hate which makes them feel alive when you read it.
I related most to Laurel, one of the middle children. But that isn't to say I didn't feel some connection to all the other girls.
A really great and family oriented read! I think young girls will eat it right up!


3.5/5


Recommend? To girls 13-18


~I received a copy from Simon & Schuster. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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