My Not-So-Fairy-Tale Life (Paperback)
by Julie Wright
Looking away, I asked as nonchalantly as my rapidly beating heart would allow, "So you're the kind of guy that believes in fairy-tales." "I am. And you're the kind of girl that believes in the reality of here and now." "When you're pregnant and living with your brother and his wife, reality seems like a safer place to stay."
Suzanne Quincy was raised by an abusive mother and an apathetic father. In an effort to escape her upbringing, Suzie chooses the numbing effects of drugs and alcohol--and the accompanying lifestyle. She reaches a crossroad when she discovers she is pregnant. Will she listen to the world and abort the baby, or will she listen to the conscience she has ignored her entire life? The choice she makes sends her down a path of self-discovery. This story is about choices and consequences, laughter and tears, and finding the truth in the midst of it all.
About the Author
Julie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen and was surprised to get it published. She’s written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Awards winner for her novel Cross My Heart, and she feels she’s finally getting the hang of this writing gig.
She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools.
She loves reading, eating, writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie’s favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise but has a healthy respect for ice cream.
Visit her at her website: www.juliewright.com.
One of my very favorite LDS fiction novels
by Customer - reviewed on February 15, 2009
I loved this book--the main character was strong and sassy and quirky enough to love despite her weaknesses, the story was fresh and yet very real. I own two copies of this book--one to lend out and one to keep in a safe location so I know I'll always have it on hand.
by Keri - reviewed on June 16, 2009
This is a powerful and realistic story of personal redemption. The heroine is hard to love at first and the consequences of her life choices are painful. Her struggles to make things right in her life are inspiring. I was crying with her and cheering for her by the end of the novel. This is really well written and I highly recommend it!
What is a fairy tale life?
by Stephanie - reviewed on July 07, 2009
I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book. I didn't want to read a YA sob story about sin and sinning and poor girl what ever will she do? Wringing of the hands... But the story took me places I haven't been and wasn't sure I could go. Thank you, Julie! Julie's book made me laugh out loud and quietly cry. I would recommend it to mothers who have daughters. Not only does the story show the consequences of choices, good and bad, it teaches how we should treat others. We don't know what everyone is going through. We should love each other unconditionally. And we should know, any person of any faith, that our Heavenly Father is real and loves us.
by Danyell - reviewed on September 07, 2009
This book is a heart touching story that nobody should miss. It will make you laugh, cry, make you feel Suzanna's pain and pick you back up again. I couldn't put it down!! It is an amazing story! This is the best book I have ever read that addresses the subject of adoption. Just a great read!!