“No More Butterflies” by Claire Smith is a touching story of a young girl striving to overcome her past, while wading through her troubled present. The characters and story are well-developed, and there are sufficient twists and turns to keep the storyline moving at a good pace. Emma is a strong main character, one with whom it easy to connect. She struggles to make the right decisions for her future, but as we all know, sometimes what we think is right ends up hurting us more. My heart ached for Emma throughout the book, as well as for other characters, and I just wanted to pick her up and set her on the right path. Overall, it’s an incredible story of youth, strength, and love…one you won’t want to miss.