From bestselling author Carol Lynch Williams (The Chosen One), a contemporary YA novel about a family that has been caught up in what doesn’t matter and how two sisters realize that their relationship – no matter how different the two of them are – is most important.
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' new contemporary young adult novel, Never Said, deals with a handful of difficult adolescent and familial issues, as a set of twin sisters alternates perspectives to uniquely tell their story. The premise of this book had me intrigued from the start with its family dynamics, and even though after I started reading, I saw it played out a bit predictably, I still considered it to be an interesting read. An overall quick read that I liked, Never Said could be a great choice for readers interested in young adult fiction involving serious and challenging topics.
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