Sticks & Stones

Finished Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper. 

Elyse has a weird disorder where whatever people say about her appears on her skin. If it’s a nice word (for example, cool or fun or sweet), it feels good. If it’s not (weirdo, freak, pathetic), it itches. Elyse is in middle school so care to guess how that’s working out for her?

I wanted to read this because it’s been compared to Wonder (which I loved). It’s a fair comparison, but I think they’re also pretty different. 

It’s impossible not to like Elyse. Watching her learn to like herself is an incredibly rewarding experience, as is watching her understand how to overcome…well, basically every aspect of her life. 



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