Never Enough

Never Enough

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From the author of Losing Faith, a novel about two sisters and the eating disorder that threatens to destroy their family. Loann's always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire's ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special...even if that means betraying her sister.
But as Loann slips inside Claire's world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire's quest for perfection is all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. And Loann is frightened she could lose the sister she's always idolized.
As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship--and her sister--before it's too late?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 28mm | 318g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 1442429070
  • 9781442429079
  • 565,766

Review quote

"Denise Jaden positively nails the love-hate relationship between two polar opposite sisters who share a single quest: the desire to be perfect, regardless of the cost. A compelling, often gut-wrenching coming-of-age novel, Never Enough will haunt you long after the last page." --From Jeannie Garsee, author of Before, After and Somebody In Between "Denise Jaden's Never Enough is honest, gut wrenching, and oh so beautiful. It's a book you can't wait to share." --Eileen Cook, author of Unraveling Isobel and The Education of Hailey Kendrick "A poignant, important book, Never Enough tackles self-esteem and body image issues while always remaining true to its three-dimensional characters. Denise Jaden has created a cliché-free zone filled with hurt, heart, and personal strength. Jaden's tender sympathy for her characters and dedication to honest storytelling shine through every page." --C.K. Kelly Martin, author of I Know It's Over "Raw and unforgettable, Never Enough is an authentic portrait of a teen girl faced with an impossible situation. Loann's relationship with her sister is beautifully drawn and heartbreaking." --Tara Kelly, author of Amplified
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About Denise Jaden

Denise Jaden has been a professional Polynesian dancer, a fitness competitor, a mushroom farmer, a church secretary, and a homeschooling mom. Losing Faith was her first novel. She lives just outside Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and son. Visit her online at or on Twitter at @DeniseJaden.
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Rating details

1,517 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 34% (515)
4 32% (491)
3 23% (343)
2 8% (118)
1 3% (50)

Our customer reviews

You’re taken on a ride through these sister’s lives and you can’t help but hang on. Emotions are unraveled, people are betrayed, secrets are exposed. It was ultimately an emotional roller coaster. I had no idea what this book held until I delved into it. That’s what you get for reading a description where the whole plot is not summarized. A good thing too because the book runs hot and cold. Or rather the characters do. How sad I felt to be placed in both Loann’s and Clare’s shoes. Their relationship is problematic at best. They love each other but also argue like sisters do. Loann seems to constantly get mad at her sister then forgive her just as quickly. How awful it must be to be full of that much emotion. I can’t help but feel pity for both of these characters. There’s so much baggage these two go through. If only they trusted in each other then things could be different. There s a lot of issues underlying these two, mostly jealousy as pointed out in the description. Love blooms out of friendship in this one, and I can’t help but love that. No instalove here! It’s quite refreshing to not fall head over heels in love with the first cute boy the character sees. Denise writes well and must have done quite a lot of research to figure out what it means to be a teenager with an eating disorder or so I thought! In the end, if you read her little note, she has battled with an eating disorder and I can’t help but feel so proud of her to overcome the disease. Kudos for writing this novel well. There’s always help to be found, and I’m glad this issue is addressed in this more
by Giselle SM
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