What They Say
I actually loved Maisie, and her journey was an emotional one. This is not a fun book, this is a hard book but an important book. It's hard to read at times, because you just want Maisie to be happy, but it's so hard to be happy when you go through what she goes through and to see her struggle, and to see how the public react would make me want to hide away forever, because the public, and especially class-mates, are so unforgiving, even if they don't mean it to be and I winced with Maisie every time someone stared or made a comment. It's a shame we still don't live in a world where nobody cares what you look like. Where you don't stare at somebody because they look different.
I really enjoyed the book, if enjoyed is the right word for a book like this. Maisie's story is an important one, and Alyssa Sheinmel handled it with sensitivity and care, and I enjoyed getting to know Maisie, she was way stronger than she probably even knew herself. This is a must read for all, and I found it so absorbing I managed to read it in just a couple of sittings!