Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney

Amazon / Goodreads

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.

1 comment:

Shane said...

ooh thanks for sharing, i like.