Fifteen-year-old Skye, the middle child, finds herself wishing for a new life - one that doesn't include daily harassment from the in-crowd at Highland Creek High School. Skye barely survived freshman year. She only did because her best friend, Goose, a semi-popular fellow band geek, was by her side. But when their sophomore year starts, Goose ditches Skye for a new crowd.
Cast into a lone existence at Highland Creek, Skye wishes for a touch of extraordinary that everyone, except her, seems to have. Her older sister, Sara Elizabeth, has it. Goose is getting close to it, and even her little sister is wildly popular in junior high. Skye would do almost anything to cast off her ordinary life...but at what price?
When her older sister goes missing without a trace, Skye gets her wish...but it's not exactly what she had in mind. And when she questions Bryan, the senior class renegade and also the last person to be seen with her sister, she finds something she never quite expected.
What did you love best about Girl in the Middle?
Girl in the Middle was a wonderful surprise! It’s amazing how well Christina is able to touch on deep subject matter and see it all in the perspective of adolescence. The relationships between the sisters, parents, teachers, friends and romantic interest were spot-on! It brought to light how often we are caught in the middle during our places in life and the choices we make. An excellent well written read that I recommend to teens and anybody else who thinks they might be… in the middle.
What did you like best about this story?
The personal relationships within the family
Which scene was your favorite?
The library encounters
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I drifted back to my high school years and identified with sense of being "stuck in the middle". Oh... If I knew then what I know now!!!
Any additional comments?
Very nice narration for this genre.