Click. Sukie Jamieson takes a selfie after her tennis lesson. Click. She takes one before she has to give a presentation in class. Click. She takes one to be sure there's nothing in her teeth after eating pizza at Clementi's. And if she can't take a selfie, she checks her reflection in windows, spoons, car chromeanything available, really. So when her mother gives her an exquisite full-length mirror that once belonged to her grandmother, Sukie is thrilled. So thrilled that she doesn't listen to her mother's warning: This mirror will be your best friend and worst enemy. Because mirrors, as Sukie discovers, show not only the faraway truth but the truth close up. And finding out that close-up truth changes people. Often forever.
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"The parallels to the descent of a certain Oscar Wilde character are obvious, and teens who use this book like Sukie uses her grandmother's antique full-length mirror ... may be similarly conflicted about what they see. Ages 12up." - Publishers Weekly
"Having begun deliberately, the story moves quickly to its satisfying conclusion. 12 and up." - Kirkus Reviews
"This title will hit home with some girls and preach others to sleep. Strictly an additional purchase." - School Library Journal
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