Juliet Kendall has been looking forward to her sixteenth birthday for what feels like forever. At first, it seems like being sixteen is everything she hoped it would be,she has great friends, a cute almost,boyfriend, a spot on the varsity girls' basketball team, and even a car of her own. But, as the year goes on, she discovers that her sister Carly is hiding a secret (bulimia) and realizes that, in fact, being sixteen may be her hardest year yet.
Being Sixteen is a coming,of,age story about two sisters and their different struggles. It addresses what it means to have a testimony, what it means to be a friend, and what's involved in dealing with and overcoming an eating disorder.