Monday, August 1, 2011

Peace, Love, & Baby Ducks

Since it's August, that means it's time for a new book that Paul gets to read once I finish! And this month's choice is....

Title: Peace, Love, & Baby Ducks
Author: Lauren Myracle
Year Published: 2009
Synopsis: Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her younger sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved , complicating things as boys always do. With warmth, insight, and an unparalleled gift for finding humor even in stormy situations, beloved author Lauren Myracle dives into the tumultuous waters of sisterhood and shows that even very different sisters can learn to help each other stay afloat.

Why?: Honestly, I don't have a really good reason for choosing this book. I needed to find a book that wasn't part of a series to read for this month, and this seemed like a nice book about two sisters growing up, maturing, and probably ending up closer than they've ever been after they drift apart for a while. Plus, it was on sale at Books-A-Million.

Expectations: I don't have any expectations for this book, since I didn't research it at all before I picked it out, and I've never even heard of the author. I'm just hoping for a good story about two sisters in the real world. No dystopian society, no werewolves or vampires, no unicorns and fairies and magic. Just a nice story that could happen to anyone.

Judging a book by its cover: The cover of this novel is very simple - just a white background with the author's name, and a picture of a peace sign, a heart, and some rubber duckies. From just that, it seems like it will be a simple story that somehow has a motif of baby ducks.

Here's hoping that a random bookstore find turns out to be a pretty decent book!


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