The Year I Turned Sixteen: Rose, Daisy, Laurel, Lily (The Year I Turned Sixteen #1-4)
As I mentioned, this book is probably a better read for 12 -13-ish girls rather ...more
"Anyway," mom concluded as we walked to her parked car, "I guess the important thing is to be who you want to be and not who other people want you to be."
"You mean, like peer pressure?" I asked.
In case you didn't catch it, the mom was talking about peer pressure. Thank you, Dr. Phil. Reading this se ...more
Rose is the oldest of the four sisters. She's a singer and looks forward to going to summer camp, where she will be a counselor and be able to practice her singing along with everyone there. Circumstances prevent her from going. She feels bad about not being able to go and ashamed of her families ...more
I realized the last time I read through the book that is was a loose retelling of Louisa May Alcott's Little Woman. The first similarity is of course Jo and Laurel. Both tomboys, both feeling like thy don't fit in and neither wanting to marry. Also there is the boy that they should fall in love with Jo to Laurie and Laurel to Jack but they end both ...more
While writing this review it's been awhile since I've read this book but I could never forget this story and how it made me feel. This was the first book recommendation I ever got from a "BookTube" video. I read this when I was 16 and completely loved it. Everything about this story is magical. I loved the sister dynamics, I loved getting...more
I can honestly say i really disliked this book, and i usually don't dislike books. ever.
Four different stories, four different heartbreaks, four different passion, and four different solutions (:
Part one, Rose, was great. Rose had just turned 16 about three months after her father died in a storm. Her family was heading into tough times and Rose was a little confused about who she is. Rose's boyfriend was making her doubt who she was a what a great person she is. Then she found Stephen, the older brother of her archenemy and things mellowed o ...more
Dec. 21-22 "Rose"
I'd like to find the original book of "Rose" b/c this series was originally out in the 90s but in the omnibus edition the musical references have been updated.
I didn't really like the character Rose. She made some choices that made me want to scream. In the remaining 3 books she's a secondary character so maybe I'll end up liking her.
Dec. 22-23 and then didn't touch until Dec. 26 "Daisy"
I didn't really like this character either. Since I have two more books ...more
I love the characters in this book. Laurel was my favorite because I can relate to her love of animals. Rose was the girly-girl of her sisters and her willingness to try and make a relationship work is admirable. However, if my boyfriend was as much of a jerk as hers, I would dump him way before sh ...more
At first I was only reading this book because it's my largest novel, and I wanted to get it 'over with'. After beginning to read however, I was really glad I chose it just because it was a charming book! These four sisters were very real to me and having to deal with real situations. The book is long, but the voices of the girls is so easy that you get right through it.
I thought the writing was great and sometimes was a bit melodramatic, but it was still good. A ...more
I enjoyed reading the dynamic of the Walker sisters as they grew up. Rose and Laurel are my favorite sisters, but I identify myself with Lily and Daisy. Like Lily, I resented being the youngest and loved writing. But I love all four sisters just ...more
Diane Schwemm has done a terrific job so far in engaging my attention. I cannot w ...more
The characters don't really act much like teenagers, ...more
The first story follows Rose, the eldest sister. I found I really disliked Rose throughout her own story as I found her whiny and appreciative however I loved her in her sisters story once she had ...more
The Year I Turned Sixteen is a bind-up of four novels that each take place from a a different sisters perspective- starting with the day they turn sixteen; Rose, Daisy, Laurel, and Lily. I liked each sister's story alone and by the end of the book, I saw how cute it all was. Rose is gorgeous and her story starts off with her having a boyfriend, bu ...more
Never in a million years I would think that I would adore this book as much as I did. It's been sitting in my bookshelf for years, and I never picked it up before. Why did I wait so many years? It was perfection.
It was full of cliffhangers, romance and fun. I cried, I laughed and it made me feel all warm inside. The author's words caused the reader to think more about life, and I couldn't have asked for it to be even better.
This was the perfect teen summer read by the beach or even at home. I n ...more
In Rose's story, it starts out as a teenage girl having to take some responsibility around the poor household while she's dating a rich boy. The story seemed a little pathetic when she dumped her second boyfriend, like the author was trying too hard to prove Rose couldn't change.
In Daisy's story, little miss sunshine goes out with a bad boy, and you can pretty much guess what happens there. It's so idiotic how she cou ...more