Vain - Fisher Amelie Sophie Price is a mean girl. She comes from a very wealthy family, who completely ignore her but give her everything she wants. She is vain and knows just how to use her looks to get any boy she wants, even if they are taken. She is the queen bee of her group of friends and doesn't mind putting people in their place. She parties hard and does drugs. One thing she craves more than anything is attention. One one thing she fears the most is rejection.

But one day of partying changes her life when she is caught with drugs a second time. Thanks to her father, she is sentenced to six months of volunteer work in an orphanage in Masego, Uganda. She receives a harsh reality check when she is put into a lifestyle so completely opposite from her own back in California. She finally starts to see her life with a new perspective and is not proud of what reflects back.

It was a really beautiful book. Sophie meets Dingane (read Din-John-E)/ Ian, a 20 year old South African man, that cares more so for the care and well-being of the orphans than himself. Right off the bat Sophie knows he hates her.

"Yes, I was thinking that you were a spoiled brat who won't last two seconds here...You'll stay blind to the environment that surrounds you. You'll live in your clean perfect bubble and return to your posh life come six months."

Ahh...when I got to meet all the orphans in the story, my heart broke. This book will probably make you reflect on how you live your life and be extremely grateful for what you have. I really felt like hugging all those kids for being exposed to all that violence and for never feeling truly safe. I teared up quite a bit. I loved seeing the transformation in Sophie and becoming more selfless. Of course I loved seeing her fall in love with Ian/Dingane and how they had more in common than they thought. They both discovered what love was after both not getting much of it from their parents.

"I love you," he professed
"I love you," I told him
"Stay with me," he whispered

I really enjoyed this book and it has a HEA ending, but I did wish that there was more detail in the epilogue. Overall a great read and I highly recommend it.

"The shortest distance between two points is the line from me to you."