Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Never Said

23433228Goodreads Synopsis:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    I've read enough of Carol's books to know that when I pick one up, it is going to be rough. This one was no different, but the reason I love these books so much is because they deal with tough things in a very real and tasteful way, and there is always hope at the end. The character can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and they can start to heal. 

-    Annie was crying out for help without actually crying out for help, and the only one that really noticed was her sister. Annie's mom belittled her, her friends ditched her, and her peers mocked her. It was SO sad, but that is life. People are cruel. It was very heartwarming to see Sarah reach out and get to know her sister.

-    I loved the format of the book. Carol is always trying new formats and styles of writing, and I love it! Sarah's perspectives read like a normal book, but Annie's thoughts were short choppy lines. 

-    The ending didn't really take me by surprise, but it I was still surprised. I kinda guessed what was going on with Annie, but it was still a shock to me. 

-    Great story, great writing, great book! I love Carol's books! 


  1. I need to read this. I love her books.

    1. Yes! She is amazing, and I want to read ALL her books. We need to read one for Book Club.

  2. I need to read a less rough book first. You recommended the polygamist one. What is that one called again?

    1. Ya, I recommend The Chosen One to anyone. It is SO good.

  3. I feel similar about Carol Lynch William’s books. I’ve only read a couple of her books, but they were both tough to read, but beautifully written.