Story: Anna is 15-year-old, who has been dealing with having a rare condition called Goldenhar syndrome. She is trying to lead a normal life, but it’s hard with the constant doctor appointments. Anna does have a good scene of humor, but at the same time she always reminds herself that her looks make her different from anyone else. Her family and friends try to convince her she is just like everyone else but Anna does not agree, and always feels like the ugly duckling who will never be loved. It doesn’t help that the boy she likes (Michael) seems to only like her like a friend. Now Anna is getting ready to get major surgery that will alter the way she looks. Anna is excited for the surgery at first, but then starts to think no matter what she will never be a normal girl.
Our rating: 4 out 5 self-accepting stars
Review: This is one of those books you can read in one sitting. Although it’s a quick read it is a powerful story. When we first began to read this story non of us had ever heard about Goldenhar Syndrome by the time we finished the book we felt like we knew what it is like to live with this condition. We love how Emma C. Williams combines Anna’s life with her doctor appointments to show the reader how difficult it is to be her. However, for all the struggles Anna has to go through she is very strong character, showing strength in her humor. We also love how her friends and parents support her, it warmed our hearts. Everyone should have a support group like them. World Enough and Time is an amazing uplifting story that will leave you with a smile.
So put the fashion magazine down and read World Enough and TIme.
**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **