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Blurb via Goodreads/Amazon-
"Doomed loves, failed families, nixed dreams, someone else's leftovers are heaped on our plates the day we come into this world."
"This emotional and evocative novel explores the lives of three young women.
Madeline, Desiree, and Ariel who narrate alternating chapters may live in
separate decades, but they struggle with issues that transcend time and place.
Madeline is worn down by caring for her alcoholic mother and has been teased
since childhood for being overweight. Angry, foul-mouthed Desiree will do
anything to avoid her neglectful mother and the unwanted advances of her mother
s boyfriend. And sensitive Ariel struggles with the pressures of taking AP
classes and coping with a domineering boyfriend. As the girls individual stories
progress, the truth unfolds that they are actually three generations of one
family. And when the tales ultimately intersect, present-day Ariel s
breakthrough is also a triumph for her mother and grandmother. Beautifully
written and impossible to put down, Blue Plate Special offers teen readers a
fresh look at familiar topics, while also imparting a powerful message about
self-respect, empathy, and forgiveness. "
*I bought and read this a few months ago on my kindle and I just had to do a post about it. I absolutely LOVED this book. Blue Plate Special is the first book in a very long time that made me cry like the niagara falls! I was just blubbering away, scaring my husband. He thought something was wrong with me.
This was written wonderfully and had great characters. The way it was written was unique and intertwined extremely well. It also made me appreciate what I have in my life, especially my mother.
Superb read, 5 out of 5 stars. recommend to Mature YA and older.