Sep 30, 2013


Alison Ashley Formento
Merit Press
Book Summary:
One pint-sized girl. Ten supersized crises. And it’s high noon.

They call her “Twigs,” because she’ll never hit five feet tall. Although she was born early, and a stiff breeze could knock her over, Twigs has a mighty spirit. She needs it, as life throws a whole bucket of rotten luck at her: Dad’s an absentee drunk; Mom’s obsessed with her new deaf boyfriend (and Twigs can’t tell what they’re saying to each other). Little sister Marlee is trying to date her way through the entire high school; Twigs’ true love may be a long-distance loser after a single week away at college, and suddenly, older brother Matt is missing in Iraq. It all comes together when a couple of thugs in a drugstore aisle lash out, and Twigs must fight to save the life of the father who denied her.
I approached this book with an open mind and it really worked in my favor. Madeleine "Twigs" Henry really got the short end of the stick in life. Certain life events have come crashing down on her lately and it really hasn't been her year. Despite circumstances, Twigs really pulls through and understands to how to bend in every area of her life. She finds she must cut back in some areas in order to let other parts grow. At first, I thought the author really crammed a lot of different plot lines into the story. After reading the entire book, I felt that each individual piece intertwined together to create roots which really took hold of my heart. I felt for each character and circumstance although I may have never experienced it personally in my own life which made it an awesome read!
Rating: 5/5
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley courtesy of the publisher.

1 comment:

  1. I've been seeing this book around, but wasn't sure if I would like it or not. Good review! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. And thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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