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Review: Never Said

Book Review

Never Said
Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review from Booklook Bloggers!

“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.” (Taken from the Goodreads Page)

The description of the novel alone tells you that it’s something worth reading. Having a voice for the personal issues involved in this particular novel is something that I think should happen more often. The issues within affect not just women, but men as well, and I think that it’s wonderful that there is a voice given, and something that can represent and reach out to others.

As to the storytelling itself, it’s told in a dual perspective. I can sometimes enjoy novel formatting like this, but I didn’t love the writing style. The story was good, but I think that the writing itself could have had a little improvement. Some of it seemed stiff, and almost more robotic than emotional, which I think should have been the representation, given the subject matter of the book. Overall, I think that it was an extremely interesting novel, and a something that was worth picking up.

I’ll give it 3.5 out of 5 stars, because there was room for improvement, but I’m not sad that I read it.

 

Until next time,

Author Amanda McCormick
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