Monday, April 2, 2012

Book Review: The Year I Turned Sixteen by Diane Schwemm

Monday, April 2, 2012
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: The Year I Turned Sixteen #1-4
Website:  http://books.simonandschuster.com/Year-I-Turned-Sixteen/Diane-Schwemm/9781416985976
Source: Bought



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Rose, Daisy, Laurel, and Lily are four sisters just trying to grow up. The year they turn sixteen will be a big year for each of them in their own ways. Rose is dealing with their father's death, Daisy falls for a bad boy, Laurel is forced to cope with a loss, and Lily struggles to find herself. Each sister's year is different but one thing stays the same: they always have family. 

When I read this book, I wasn't sure what to expect but I ended up loving it. The format is four different books told from each sisters' perspective as they turn sixteen. Schwemm does a fantastic job of making each sister unique and displaying a realistic family. Rose, Daisy, Laurel, and Lily are by no means perfect but they all have their own strengths. The whole book had a very Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants feel and it's great; it's everything from funny to sweet to touching. The only complaint I had with The Year I Turned Sixteen is that it becomes a bit soap opera-esque at parts, but the quality of the rest of the story makes up for it!

It's been a while since I read this book but I really enjoyed it and felt I needed to review it. (:

Was your sixteenth year anything like these sisters'?
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