Monday, April 23, 2012

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

The fiction novel Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle captures the beauty of sisterhood and its challenges in this book. Myracle, an author who is becoming more well known for her femme and drama filled stories of teenage girls, tells the tale of the bond between 15 year old Carly and her younger sister Anna. The sisters always depended on each other throughout their rich, upper-class lives, but the bond between the two begins to weaken with the summer, and it cause many problems. Anna is joining Carly in high school, but Carly is upset about the physical changes that her sister has gone through, making her look younger and less attractive in comparison. This sparks anger, competition & rivalry, and drama. The book also discusses issues such as weight, racism, boys, finding yourself, true friendship, and labels. The story is humorous and sad, dynamic in a way that will keep you hooked and reading more. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to girls my age.
~Melinda, Teen Book Reviewer

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