Monday, July 27, 2009
Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks - Lauren Myracle
Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do. With warmth, insight, and an unparalleled gift for finding humor even in stormy situations, beloved author Lauren Myracle dives into the tumultuous waters of sisterhood and shows that even very different sisters can learn to help each other stay afloat.
[summary from amazon.]
Before reading this book, the only other Lauren Myracle book that I have read is Bliss. Bliss is pretty much the total opposite of this book, though I loved both of them. Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks is a really cute story of how things changed over one summer. It is a really good sisters novel -- it showed that the two sisters are different, they could still be best friends.
Though this book was quite predictable, I loved following Anna and Carly's story. It all seemed realistic, down to the teen party that's towards the end. The one thing that was really predictable, though, was the love interest. I wish that would've been a bit less predictable, but it was still cute.
Overall, Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks is a really cute beach read. It doesn't take long to read the novel, and it's a wonderful beach story. Four hearts.