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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling (YA)


Book #23 Read in 2015
Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank (YA)

This book tells the stories of two girls, Francesca and Shannon, who are dealing with Crohn's Disease.  Told in verse, a line down the center of the page symbolizes the curtain between their hospital beds.  As they bond, their metaphorical curtain is pulled back and they end up being support for each other.  I read this book in one sitting.  The characters are well developed and interesting, which I always find even more impressive in a verse novel.  I especially enjoyed the local setting and was interested to learn that the author is also somewhat local.  I highly recommend this one for high school girls and think adults would enjoy it as well.

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