Then I Met My Sister
By: Justine Hurley Deriso
Pub date: April 1st, 2011
Shannon has been the backdrop of my life since the moment I was born.
Summer Stetson lives inside a shrine to her dead sister. Eclipsed by Shannon's
...more Shannon has been the backdrop of my life since the moment I was born.
Summer Stetson lives inside a shrine to her dead sister. Eclipsed by Shannon's greatness, Summer feels like she's a constant disappointment to her controlling, Type A momzilla and her all-too-quiet dad. Her best friend Gibson believes Summer's C average has more to do with rebelliousness than smarts, but she knows she can never measure up—academically or otherwise.
On her birthday, Summer receives a secret gift from her aunt: Shannon's diary. Suddenly, the one-dimensional vision of her sister becomes all too solid. Is this love-struck, mom-bashing badass the same Shannon everyone raves about? Determined to understand her troubled sister, Summer dives headfirst down a dark rabbit hole and unearths painful family secrets. Each revelation brings Summer closer to the mysterious and liberating truth about her family—and herself.
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I'm always drawn to books surrounding loss and grief. It makes me sound kind of morbid D: usually because I can't explain why I gravitate towards these novels. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the journey that the main character inevitably goes on as they search for answers and come to a place of acceptance. I also love novels that centre on character, where elements such a growth and character relationships are the selling points.
Nonetheless, I think Then I Met My Sister sounds like a great read. The concept isn't anything that I haven't read before but I look forward to seeing how Justine Hurley Deriso addresses the subject and makes it her own. :)