Looking at her pretty sister, she felt plain and ordinary.
This book by Janette Oke is actually quite sad, but the ending is worth the sadness. 🙂
There were moments when she wished she were an only child, that her mother had never blessed her with a baby sister. Not a sister… like Glenna
“She’s lovely! Look at those curls. Those blue eyes. She’s just beautiful!” Berta was used to those comments. Whenever ladies came to the house or met mother on the streets, everyone was always exclaiming over her little sister Glenna.
Somewhere along the way, Berta gradually came to the conclusion that whatever Glenna was, she would not be. Whatever Glenna did, she would not do. Whatever Glenna liked, she would not like. She would be opposite.
And as the two girls grew up, that determination shapes their relationship. Glenna is sparkling, vivacious, outgoing, and adored. Berta is serious, dependable, prim, and always feels plain and ordinary – especially when she compares herself to her sister.
But the day will come when Berta must look into her heart and discover what truly makes the distance between them.
This book is so good, and has some amazing lessons on friendships. If you have a sibling that you feel the same as Berta does toward them, this would be a great book for you!
My question for You: If there was one thing about yourself you wish you could change, what would it be?