Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Atria Books
With Film Version? I wish..(;
Number of Times Read: 1x
"Mothers of just sons," her own mother had once told her. "They're a different breed. They have no idea."
These words just about summarizes what Cindy Carver has to endure about raising her daughters-- twenty one year-old Julia, and nineteen year-old Heather. With nice-and-sweet Heather, there were no major problems. Julia was quite another story-- stubborn and self absorbed, she gave her mother a constant headache. Julia, charming in her own way, received more attention, and acted more unreasonable as she grew older. Infant Julia, always starting a ruckus. Toddler Julia envious of her little sister Heather. Adult Julia, never forgiving her mother for giving birth of Heather. Four year-old Julia vanishing from the playground triggering motherly paranoia. Fourteen year-old Julia moving in with her father, and lived with him for 7 years, breaking her mother's heart. And, twenty-one year-old Julia, after a promising audition, disappearing without a trace, the final blow to Cindy's tormented heart.
"You're the one who can do no wrong." "I do plenty wrong." "You don't have to tell me."
"There's something very satisfying about numbers. Numbers are what they are. They're very straightforward. Unlike people."
"Once lost, they are rarely found."