Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams

Never Said
by Carol Lynch Williams

Publisher: Blink
Pages: 256
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  For as long as she can remember, Sarah’s family life has revolved around her twin sister, Annie—the pretty one, the social one, the girl who can do anything. The person everyone seems to wish Sarah—with her crippling shyness—could simply become.

When Annie suddenly chops off her hair, quits beauty pageants, and gains weight, the focus changes—Annie is still the star of the family, but for all the wrong reasons. Sarah knows something has happened, but she too is caught in her own spiral after her boyfriend breaks up with her and starts hanging out with one of Annie’s old friends.

Annie is intent on keeping her painful secret safe. But when she and Sarah start spending time together again for the first time in years, walls start to break on both sides … and words that had been left unsaid could change everything.

Kritters Thoughts:  Told through both sets of eyes of a set of twins.  Annie's chapters are told through poetry while Sarah's chapters are told in usual novel form.  Something has changed in Annie's life but the family has no clue; the only thing they know is she has changed and she is gaining weight and has cut her hair.  Sarah usually the quiet, more reserved twin is being pushed into the spotlight and doesn't like it at all.

I have to be honest I didn't love this one.  It took way too long to find out what happened to Annie and I would have loved more book to happen after the reader finds out what made Annie's life change.  I wanted more about how her and her family really came to terms and helped her overcome this life changing event.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Yeah, if the story has a big secret, you have to get the timing just right otherwise it just drags too much.

    Kate @ Ex Libris


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