Within This Frame by Lindy Zart is definitely one of my favorite stories by her so far. I know I say this with every one of her books but it’s like she gets in my head and sees the darkness and in her extraordinary way, she brings it to life with her words. This book hits close to home with me because of the main character Maggie Smiley. Maggie suffers from self-doubt and has a negative image of herself due to her time being a star on a television show when she was younger. This is what makes Maggie so relatable. You just want to reassure her that she is perfect the way she is and then you realize that you need to say that about yourself.
Lance and Maggie have a past and before they can work together, they need to communicate about what happened. The way they interact with one another will make you laugh, cry, and scream. There were several moments where I just wanted to slap some sense into them. Lindy Zart knows how to write a book that will break you and heal you by the time you are finished reading it. She combines sarcasm, humor, reality, and perfectly flawed characters that speak to you.
The dialogue was top notch and realistic. The characters showed growth. More importantly I was taught to love myself: flaws and all. Thank you Lindy.
I will recommend this book to others. I give this book 5/5 Platypires.
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About the author
Lindy Zart is the USA Today bestselling author of Roomies. She has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her family. Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work. She also has a completely healthy obsession with the following: coffee, wine, bloody marys, peanut butter, and pizza.