Livvy Holland was adopted by a generous
and wealthy couple as a child. Now sixteen, she is a burgeoning artist,
encouraged by her mother and inspired by a man she was never able to meet.
Feeling estranged from a loving father whose mind works much differently than
her own, she questions whether or not she was paired with the right guardians.
In her plight for independence, she reconnects with a fellow art student who
grew up alongside Livvy.
I really enjoyed this book. Lori L. Otto does an amazing job at taking us through a young girl's first love as well as her first real teenage rebellions. This book brought back a lot of memories for me.
The family dynamic described in the book is also great. Parents can also make mistakes and Lori does not shy away from showing this. Raising a teenager seems to be to one of the most daunting things a parent can face and Lori shows this wonderfully too. The family fights are so heartbreaking, but the making up is so heartwarming. No family is perfect. Even the most picture perfect family has it's problems.