Sunday, May 10, 2009

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Fifteen year old Carly attends a private school, lives in a gated community, and can have all the expensive clothes that she wants. But what Carly wants is to be different and for people not to see her as a rich girl. So when her younger sister Anna turns Barbie doll pretty over the summer, it's hard for Carly to create her own image. As Anna begins high school, Carly must cope with a changing relationship with her sister, and rediscover the bonds of sisterhood that have been there all along, even if she couldn't see them.

I thought this book was so cute. I have a younger sister who started high school this year, too, so I could relate with Carly a lot. Sisters don't always get along, but they love each other no matter what, which was a major theme throughout the book. Even though Carly or Anna would get into all kinds of shenanigans, they each had each other to turn to for help and support. I liked reading about these two sisters, a simple story of the bonds of siblings. Peace, Love and Baby Ducks is also very funny; I would find myself laughing almost every other page. Just a sweet and heartwarming story that will make you want to give your sister (or brother) a hug.

8 out of 10.

Release Date: May 14, 2009

7 comments:

Bookworm said...

Great review. This sounds like a great sister read. I got a copy in the mail this week and am excited to begin!

Plus I just love that adorable cover, don't you? (:

Iryna said...

If this book is by Lauren Myracle then it's bond to be fantastic!

Thanks for the review!

~JoRdAn~ said...

I just got this one in the mail the other day and I am so excited to start it. I am currently reading the Blue Bloods series so I have to finish that before I can start but I am excited to read it :)

lauren myracle said...

Awww! I'm SO glad you liked it--especially as you know the world of sisters! ;)

Miss K said...

I also loved this book! Having the visuals stand in for the cover titles is really a fun idea.

E. A. F. said...

Lauren you rock, im in 8th grade right now and your books are about the only good ones in my school library. Keep writing for the sake of teens everywhere!

Maja said...

Lauren..your books are amazing. I read peace love and baby ducks and i couldnt put it down. I can picture everything in my head from my experiences and its just great! i love how you make your characters come alive, when i put the book down, and come back to it, i think in my head: what TV show was i watching? But it is just your book! It reminds me of TV and i love everything about your grammar and word choice! Im doing a book talk on Peace Love and Baby Ducks and i cant wait to present it to the class I love your books, Lauren! Keep up the phenomenal work! <3