Monday, April 27, 2009
Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton
Jane in Bloom is a story about a girl who has to overcome a lot in order to overcome a tragedy. Despite the fact that she herself is rather plain, her sister is not. Jane's family discovers Lizzy's eating disorder too late. Having to deal with the death of a loved one isn't an easy thing, but with the help of a camera Jane finds a way.
As you can imagine, parts of this book were very sad and rather hard to read at times. But the difficulty with hearing about the death of Lizzy enables you to understand what Jane was going through even better. I really enjoyed the way you got to see how a death can affect everyone in a family, how things seemd horrible, but eventually got better. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about overcoming obstacles and moving on when things are bleak.
Reviewed by Megan.
Reviewed from an advanced reader copy.