March 14, 2014

Books We Love



by Ginger Simpson   


High School is hard enough without the cold stares from classmates that remind you every day how different you are.

Our shortcomings don't define who we are, unless we let them. Cindy Johnson needs to learn that. Born with one leg shorter than the other, she has no self-esteem because of the cruel comments and cold stares she receives from her classmates. When Cory Neil, the football quarterback asks her to Homecoming, she's quite sure he's asked her on a dare and refuses. It takes more than just her mother's assurances that Cindy's beautiful before she realizes she may have made a mistake in turning him down


"Contains A Positive Message"  By Laura Hernandez 1 year ago

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I was swept away by this young adult novella's theme that contains a positive message for everyone; "Our shortcomings don't define who we are, unless we let them."

We bear witness to the cruelty that Cindy faces due to poverty and because she has one leg that is shorter than the other. Shortcomings is beautifully written with equally beautiful characters and the moral of the story is appropriate for readers of all ages. This is a true gem and everyone should read it as it teaches that we should love ourselves. I wish I could give it more than five stars.