Book Description: Abby needs some magic in her life, along with a white knight, respectful children, and an exciting career plan. Instead she is drowning in unfulfilled expectations, disappointments, and unmet needs. What she doesn't expect is to find the true essence of magic in the strength, friendship, power, and energy of the female spirit found in her mother and her mother's zany group of friends. Krista cannot believe it's happening again. Her father waltzes in and announces another move. And what does her mother do? Nothing. Don't they realize she's almost thirteen, and this could mean the end of her life? In the midst of teenage melodrama, she is determined to survive a new school, defeat the annoyances of two scene-stealing sisters, and deal with out-of-touch parents. Yet she quickly realizes the double-edged sword of growing up. Depression Cookies Two distinct voices, two stories interwoven within the walls of family and love.
My Review: This read centers around the facets of a girl growing up and a mother who longs for more than just.the.mudane.
Growing up can be tough and at times it seems to be too hard for those kids who feel that they don't have "roots." Such is the case of Abby. Thirteen that "magical" age where every pimple, every hair out of place and every move makes life seem too tough.
Abby longs/wants to be accepted and is trying to find her place in this world. Of course, teen age drama comes with girls at age thirteen. Abby feels that her two sisters get all the attention and that she comes in last. . . way last! She also feels that her parents are out of tune with life. How can they just pack up and move to another place when her life is just about to begin.
But Abby moves on with the family hoping that she will survive a new school and new friends.
Then the mom voice comes in...to be honest at times I was slightly confused by the mom's views.
This is a lengthy book coming in at 553 pages. Curse words are interwoven in this read. It's not a christian read even though God is mentioned and how He created her being and how He can help her.
The gist of this read is about a girl growing up, family dynamics and a lot of views from a thirteen year olds perspective.
This is not a great read in my opinion. I felt that the story line was well thought out but I simply could not get involved in the story. The use of curse words did not endear me to the read either but because the authors tried I give this 3 stars!
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