Title: Never Enough Author: Denise Jaden Publication: 2012, Simon Pulse Summary:From the author of Losing Faith, a novel about two sisters and the eating disorder that threatens to destroy their family.
always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when
Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do
whatever it takes to feel special… even if that means betraying her
But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems...read more
Review: Told from the beautifully honest and realistic voice of plain Loann (No middle name) Rochester, "Never Enough" will swell up to fill your heart with a bittersweet story of family, friendship, love, and the ultimate image of true beauty. Loann's narration is downright average, but as the book goes on, it reveals a compelling contemporary tale that will win you over in the end.
The characters are quite realistic so to be honest, completely average (seeming) Loann did not bind me to her story at the beginning. However, as the book expands in cast, you'll meet intriguing Marcu and start discovering the hidden shining star in Loann. The plotline itself is not very unique and I was a bit disappointed as the full storyline was being uncovered, but by then, I was too deep in these nicely brought to life characters' grasps to truly be put down by it. The main relationship between Loann and Marcus is just so sweet and it was heart warming-ly rewarding in the end since Ms. Jaden did a wonderful job of developing the friendship in a slow yet intricate manner. The world of "Never Enough" is effectively set and very relatable but this book's overall jems would be the strong and convincing characters. One really admirable and surprisingly well done effect of Loann's narration is its way of swaying your emotions to the tale. The nitty-gritty of Loann's and Shayleen's relationship was a huge annoyance to me at first, just like how Loann felt negatively about it as well. As our main heroine grows and matures, she slowly thinks less of the incidents between her and Shayleen, and incidentally, I felt less annoyed by them as a reader as well.
"Never Enough" is a great contemporary read that really brings to life a message worth sharing. It will touch your heart and bring you a memorable story that uncovers the true and dangerously raw beauty of a person's life. Ratings:✰✰✰✰ 4 Sweet Hoots
Final Notes:I don't usually read contemporaries because sometimes, being high school student offers enough realistic dramas and emotionally weaker Vivi just doesn't like to have more of that added on >_< This was definitely a more than decent and very enjoyable contemporary read! It unfolded super nicely and leaves you perfectly satisfied with that bloated feeling in your chest. Thanks for reading! ♡ Vivian
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