A Review Of AS I AM by Annalisa Grant
“You’re not invisible. You’re invaluable.”
When Kinley Carmichael looks in the mirror, she doesn’t see her blonde-haired, blue-eyed, size 4 twin sister. She sees her dark-haired, brown-eyed, size 12 self.
Kinley and her twin sister Addison are excited to start their second summer as counselors at The Camp at Lake Hollis. All Kinley wants is to earn enough money to meet up with her mother so they travel the world as professional photographers. All Addison wants is to work on her tan, seduce a boy, and build her fashion budget. And while Kinley and Addison couldn’t be more opposite, nothing has ever stopped them from being the best of friends.
It’s an especially great summer for Kinley as the official camp photographer with Notre Dame Quarterback Cal Harper showing interest in her. But when artist Miller Conrad arrives and rejects Addison’s advances, showing more interest in Kinley, true colors will shine and the sisters’ bond will be tested.
As Kinley and Miller’s connection deepens, Kinley feels like she can truly be herself without the internal scrutiny she’s developed in the shadow of her sister. But when Kinley inadvertently uncovers a terrible secret, Miller is left facing the demons of his own reasons for coming to Lake Hollis.
What was supposed to be the greatest summer of Kinley’s life turns out to be more life-changing than she ever imagined.
|Crazi Momma's Review|
*I received this Book from Netgalley Via Red Coat PR For an honest Review*
Annalisa Grant sets this world up we are all too familiar with. Being uncomfortable within our skins.
Young Love, First love, sister love, and self-love. Where do we draw a line, where do we jump?
I can't personally say I totally relate to this story. For one reason, I never been to a summer camp. With the "Chatter" that Kinley has been dealing with, I can relate to. I was lucky enough to find a person who has helped silence that "chatter".
I Love how Annalisa Grant portrayed that a sisterly bond, how it can be tested, and a realistic outcome to the "test".
I was very pleased with the flow of this book, and the writing. I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys young adult, contemporary romance and coming of age stories.
AnnaLisa is the youngest of four children and the only daughter, born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After graduating high school, she moved to Charlotte, NC with her parents. This turned out to be a blessing since it was just a few short years later that she met her husband in the Film Actor’s Studio of Charlotte. As she studied acting at the Studio, AnnaLisa was in several films and made-for-TV movies, as well as performed in local theater in both dramatic and musical roles. At one time, it was AnnaLisa’s dream to be a professional singer.