Peace, Love & Baby Ducks – Lauren Myracle

5711749This review is more about Young Adult author Lauren Myracle than this particular book. She’s the real deal folks. Her dialogue is spot on, funny and manages to convey in-depth characterization all at the same time. If you’re a fan of Judy Blume, you’ll love her. I can’t wait to read more of her work. In this book, privileged Carly struggles to find her authentic self given her upper middle class lifestyle. She’s always counted on younger sister, Anna, to have her back. But when Carly returns home from a summer enrichment program, she finds Anna all grown up – a beautiful girl who looks like the plastic pretty girls Carly has always detested. Carly is both jealous of, and sorry for, Anna, as Anna tries to navigate her first year of high school. Situations involving various boys and girlfriends complicate matters between sisters as they always do. This book is geared to teens, but is a fun read for us older “kids,” too!

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4 thoughts on “Peace, Love & Baby Ducks – Lauren Myracle

  1. I definitely want to read this! I read Lauren Myracle books years ago! She had this series that was entirely in texts and emails. I must have read them seven or eight years ago. I think one was maybe called ttyl? This recommendation comes from my thirteen year old self, but I did love those books then.

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    1. It’s definitely worth the read, even for us older kids. 😉 I work as a children’s librarian and we still get requests for ttyl all the time as each new generation discovers the book.

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