I recently read Raggedy Ann Heart by a fellow blogger who's posts at Aging and Other Inconveniences always make me chuckle. Because I enjoy her blog so much, I decided to buy her book.
What a great choice for a summer read. The story starts out in the 1970's and is told from the point of view of a 12-year-old girl, Lindy Logan. You can't help but identify with her experiences, finding herself uprooted from the town she has known as home for her first twelve years and trying to fit into a new school, and a new life in the rural Texas.
Lindy is constantly vying for her mother's love, competing with her younger sister Jo. Her plan to secure a place in her mother's heart is to become a star, someone famous. Her trials and tribulations tug at the heart string sat times, and sometimes just make you laugh out loud.
I loved this book; I loved watching the relationship between the two sisters, and the interaction between the parents. Lindy's mother had dreams, too. She was runner-up in the Miss Texas pageant and has her own regrets and challenges.
Heather McPhaul has written a heart-warming tale of family love, sibling rivalry, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder that's well worth the time to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I think you might, too.
Note: I was not paid for this review, I purchased the book from Amazon, and the review is my own un-biased opinion.