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Friday, February 12, 2010

It's hangin' on when your heart has had enough, It's giving more when you feel like giving up ...

In "NOT anything" by Carmen Rodrigues, Susie feels all alone and that if something happened to her no one would even know it happened. She's an A student ... has goals to become a great songwriter ... loves her best (and only) friend ... but ever since her mother died, a few years ago, she has been lonely. She goes through her days waiting for her father to notice her, so much so that she has been taking care of herself and doesn't feel like a she's in a family unless she hangs out at her best friend's place. However, her friend has been MIA lately since she now has a boyfriend .... and the loneliness gets worse. Then her writing teacher asks her to tutor Danny Diaz (a popular high school Junior) and suddenly her life starts to change .... and she's forced to face the past that she has been trying to hard to keep at an arms length.

4 out of 5 stars! Susie is a strong character ... sweet ... and funny .... I could relate to her, which made me like it even more. Not that I had to go through any parental deaths growing up but she feels like a school outcast in a way and has made her life revolving around only her close friends/family and she's shy enough that she just doesn't know how to change ... until this guy enters her life and without knowing how it happens the things or people she thought were definite in her world start having new meanings. It’s a great coming of age story .... where you get to see how Susie tries to deal with her hand in life. It's just very touching and witty.

For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Carmen, then please check out her website.

** Title is from the song In My Daughter's Eyes by Martina Mcbride **

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