Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams follows a few days in the lives of twins Annie and Sarah. Annie is the beautiful one who wins pageants. Or at least she was beautiful and did win pageants. That was before she started gaining weight, chopped off her hair, and got a piercing. Sarah is the quiet one who gets so anxious about speaking in front of people she can't even stand up to her insensitive mother.
The girls may have seemed total opposites at one point, but now they have come together to help each other work through their issues and escape their pasts. They both have to learn to speak up to save themselves.
Sarah's portion is written in traditional novel style, while Annie's is in prose. But both sections (which go back and forth) are very poetic. I think a lot of teens might be able to see a bit of themselves in Annie and/or Sarah, and hopefully reading this book gives them some hope and confidence to be who they are and defend themselves no matter what.
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