Never Said: A Review
In this contemporary YA novel by bestselling author Carol Lynch Williams (The Chosen One), fifteen-year-old fraternal twins Annie and Sarah are sisters, but that is where their interaction ends. Then Annie begins to withdraw from the family, forcing Sarah to investigate why-and the secret she uncovers changes their relationship forever.
Never Said explores not only the effects of abuse but also our world's reliance on self, beauty, and other people's perceptions. With themes of forgiveness, love, sacrifice, and hope woven throughout the story, teens and other fans of young adult fiction will be drawn to this story of two sisters who must find a way to come together and find the healing they both need.
Carol Lynch Williams gives us an inside look into troubled families secrets. Never Said is about twins who are total opposites from each other, Sarah is shy and has an extreme case of social anxiety, and is masked by her sisters shadow. Annie is a beauty queen, popular school, until something happens. She is no longer popular, no longer beautiful, in her parents eyes.
This book I thought was written on some good subjects like bullying, fat shamming. I do think young adult contemporary needs more of. I think it would really related to a lot of teens now.
The one problem I had was the ending, the secret, the end I thought was kind of predictable. It was like Annie would hint but would never finish the story or tell it all the way. So when the secret was revealed, I felt like I already saw it coming. The story was a fast read, sad and heart warming at the same time. A story of two sisters love for each other, and protecting each other.
I received this book for my honest review from the BookLook program. (booklookbloggers.com)