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Authors: Denise Jaden

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Never Enough

BOOK: Never Enough
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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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jaden

 

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COVER DESIGNED BY JESSICA HANDELMAN
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NEVER ENOUGH

 

“Denise Jaden positively
nails
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,
Never Enough
will haunt you long after the last page.”

—Jeannine Garsee, author of
Before, After, and Somebody In Between

 

“Denise Jaden’s
Never Enough
is honest, gut-wrenching, and oh so beautiful. It’s a book you can’t wait to share.”

—Eileen Cook, author of
Unraveling Isobel
and
The Education of Hailey Kendrick

 

“A poignant, important book,
Never Enough
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,
Never Enough
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
Amplified

 

“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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denise jaden

 

Losing Faith

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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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Copyright © 2012 by Denise Jaden
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Jaden, Denise.
Never enough / Denise Jaden.—1st Simon Pulse paperback ed.
p. cm.
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.
ISBN 978-1-4424-2907-9
[1. Sisters—Fiction. 2. Popularity—Fiction. 3. Eating disorders—Fiction. 4.
Photography—Fiction. 5. Family problems—Fiction. 6. Self-realization—Fiction.] I. Title.
PZ7.J153184Nev 2012
[Fic]—dc23
2011033407

ISBN 978-1-4424-2908-6 (eBook)

For J. R.
because I never knew what else to do

 
Contents
 

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Chapter Thirty

Chapter Thirty-One

Chapter Thirty-Two

Chapter Thirty-Three

Chapter Thirty-Four

Chapter Thirty-Five

Chapter Thirty-Six

Chapter Thirty-Seven

Chapter Thirty-Eight

Chapter Thirty-Nine

Chapter Forty

Author’s Note

Acknowledgments

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