I brought All about Mia by Lisa Williamson as the description made it sound very relatable. I am number four of five children so know what it’s like to feel invisible compared to my siblings. This book really nailed that feeling.
One family, three sisters. GRACE, the oldest: straight-A student.AUDREY, the youngest: future Olympic swimming champion. And MIA, the mess in the middle. Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and selfies, and the undisputed leader of her friends – not attributes appreciated by her parents or teachers. When Grace makes a shock announcement, Mia hopes that her now-not-so-perfect sister will get into the trouble she deserves. But instead, it is Mia whose life spirals out of control – boozing, boys and bad behaviour – and she starts to realise that her attempts to make it All About Mia might put at risk the very things she loves the most.
Everything that Mia feels inside you can really relate to and understand. She acts all confident on the outside but inside she is insecure like most teenagers. Everything seems to come easy to her sisters even when they mess up they are still rewarded. Grace is her super smart off to Cambridge old sister and Audrey is the aspiring Olympic swimmer younger sister. It is easy to see how Mia feels the way she does. I was completely with Mia when her parents took them out for a meal and were congratulating Grace and Sam for an unplanned pregnancy. Yes support your child but they took it too far.
Mia is a very relatable character. I think that Audrey is as well when she finally expresses how she feels your heart breaks for her. Grace I found incredibly annoying. She always act superior to her sisters and for someone so smart how can she not see that Mia’s reckless behaviour is just a cry for help.
I also found Mia’s friends annoying. When they all got mad at her for lying I thought they had some nerve. The only one who had any real reason to be that mad at her was Kimmie. The point in the story when Stella should have got mad at Mia she didn’t so she had no right to be angry later. In my opinion Mia did nothing wrong to Mickey so he should have just shut up.
Overall I enjoyed the story. It was very relatable and dealt with issues such as underage drinking and sex really well. I would definitely recommend it.