Booktalking "Never Said" by Carol Lynch Williams

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Booktalking "Never Said" by Carol Lynch Williams

Annie is a perfect, popular, happy beauty queen.
Sarah is the forgotten one who is sure that she is invisible.
Twins forever.. but they lack the emotional touch together that they once treasured.
One day, Annie quits beauty pageants and decides that she wants to eat. She gains 45 pounds in one year and proclaimed that she likes being that way. She loses her friends, develops an appetite for men, and receives some hateful notes from someone at school. People mock her for gaining weight. They tell her to leave and di-et. Annie's mother continually pesters her to eat healthier and become a junior pageant judge. She wants the old Annie back, but the teen just shovels more food into her mouth in reply. Food can fill that void; food can protect her from criticism, guilt, anything.
Sarah is surprised by the change in her sister, and the lack of family activities revolving around Annie. She does not know how to reach her twin, and she is preoccupied with the loss of her boyfriend, Garret. He asks for time apart; she knows not why. Soon, her sister takes center stage in Sarah's life. It becomes apparent to her that Annie is in crisis. The more they reconnect and talk, the more alarmed Sarah becomes. She wants to save her sister and discover what is going on with her, She genuinely wants Sarah to be happy. 
The two girls love each other... and even occasionally unite against their parents. 
Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams, 2015
I love this story since I am fascinated by twins and sisterhood.


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