As I Am by AnnaLisa Grant
‘As I Am’ explored many important themes including self-esteem and bullying. But, I felt the author was so focused on these themes that she forgot to allow the story to flow resulting in stereotypical characters flopping around in an unoriginal, predictable storyline that lacked realism – who really forgives/changes their personalities so conveniently?
Recommended age: 14+
Title: As I Am
Author: Annalisa Grant
Published: 20 March 2016
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“You’re not invisible. You’re invaluable.”
When Kinley Carmichael looks in the mirror, she doesn’t see her blonde-haired, blue-eyed, size 4 twin sister. She sees her dark-haired, brown-eyed, size 12 self.
Kinley and her twin sister Addison are excited to start their second summer as counselors at The Camp at Lake Hollis. All Kinley wants is to earn enough money to meet up with her mother so they travel the world as professional photographers. All Addison wants is to work on her tan, seduce a boy, and build her fashion budget. And while Kinley and Addison couldn’t be more opposite, nothing has ever stopped them from being the best of friends.
It’s an especially great summer for Kinley as the official camp photographer and Notre Dame Quarterback Cal Harper showing interest in her. But when poet Miller Conrad arrives and rejects Addison’s advances, showing more interest in Kinley, true colors will shine and the sisters’ bond will be tested. — Abstract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received a free advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.