Authors: Denise Jaden
Tags: #Juvenile Fiction, #Family, #Siblings, #Love & Romance, #Social Issues, #Physical & Emotional Abuse, #Depression & Mental Illness
LOANN’S ALWAYS WANTED TO BE POPULAR AND PRETTY
like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special . . . even if that means betraying her sister.
But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is all-consuming and comes at a dangerous price. As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship—and her sister—before it’s too late?
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COVER DESIGNED BY JESSICA HANDELMAN
COVER PHOTOGRAPH COPYRIGHT © 2012
BY GETTY IMAGES/VETTA/VLADIMIR PISKUNOV
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the love-hate relationship between two polar opposite sisters who share a single quest: the desire to be perfect, regardless of the cost. A compelling, often gut-wrenching coming-of-age novel,
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—Jeannine Garsee, author of
Before, After, and Somebody In Between
is honest, gut-wrenching, and oh so beautiful. It’s a book you can’t wait to share.”
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“A poignant, important book,
tackles self-esteem and body image issues while always remaining true to its three-dimensional characters. Denise Jaden has created a cliché-free zone filled with hurt, heart, and personal strength. Jaden’s tender sympathy for her characters and dedication to honest storytelling shine through every page.”
—C. K. Kelly Martin, author of
I Know It’s Over
“Raw and unforgettable,
is an authentic portrait of a teen girl faced with an impossible situation. Loann’s relationship with her sister is beautifully drawn and heartbreaking.”
—Tara Kelly, author of
“A poignant look at sisterly devotion and heartache woven into a sweet tale of first love and a girl coming into her own.”
—Holly Cupala, author of
Tell Me a Secret
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This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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First Simon Pulse paperback edition July 2012
Copyright © 2012 by Denise Jaden
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The text of this book was set in Berling.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Never enough / Denise Jaden.—1st Simon Pulse paperback ed.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Loann admires and envies her older sister Claire’s strength, popularity, and beauty, but as Loann begins to open up to new possibilities in herself, she discovers that Claire’s all-consuming quest for perfection comes at a dangerous price.
[1. Sisters—Fiction. 2. Popularity—Fiction. 3. Eating disorders—Fiction. 4.
Photography—Fiction. 5. Family problems—Fiction. 6. Self-realization—Fiction.] I. Title.
ISBN 978-1-4424-2908-6 (eBook)
For J. R.
because I never knew what else to do