If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah...then you’re gonna’ hate my story.
Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.
I’m Sophie Price and this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Sophie Price is the girl all girls wish they could be. She's the Queen Bee in her group. She hangs with the richest kids in their California community that rarely have boundries set for them by parents who take more interest in self indulgence than raising kids with morals or values. Sophie happens to be the most beautiful and she knows it. Though Sophie has enjoyed all of her riches she is extremely poor in heart and soul. She has been starved of love and affection from her parents. Now her Vain rich girl world is taken from her by the Courts and her Father who has had enough of paying for her bad choices.
Sophie has no idea when she is sent to Uganda to work at an Orphanage for six months that she will find everything her heart and soul have longed for. It's rare that you get a chance to start over with a new life and move past your failures. But will Sophie take the chance she has for this new life devoid of all the modern day conviences or just do her time and gain nothing.
I loved how this beautiful story of love and faith and hope was told as the characters are in one of the ugliest places in the real world. It makes this work of fiction feel so real and believable.You will love Sophie when you get to know the real girl she hides inside. You will most definately love Ian/Dingane. I just spent an hour searching for a picture of a man to represent this character and couldn't find one to do him justice. I loved her friend Spencer and really hope he will get his own book. And I have to mention Pembrook the family lawyer. He is one of my fave characters too. This book is a must read and share in my opinion.
Fisher Amelie resides in the South with her kick ace husband slash soul mate. She earned her first 'mama' patch in 2009. She also lives with her Weim, 'Jonah', and her Beta, 'Whale'. All these living creatures keep the belly of her life full, sometimes to the point of gluttony, but she doesn't mind all that much because life isn't worth living if it isn't entertaining, right?
Fisher grew up writing. She secretly hid notebooks and notebooks of dribble in a large Tupperware storage container in her closet as a kid. She didn't put two and two together until after college where it suddenly dawned on her, "Hey, I like writing". She's a bit dense.
"No, I'm not."
"Yes, you are. Put down that Oreo, your butt can't take any more."
Anyway, she likes to write and has finally beaten her self-esteem into submission enough to allow herself to be scrutinized under the 'other readers' microscope. "No! No! Not a cover slip! Last time it gave me a ra...." (mumbling)
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