After dark musings of a sleep-deprived mother reading through the night while the rest of the world sleeps.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Good Sister by Jamie Kain
The Kinsey sisters live in an unconventional world. Their parents are former flower-children who still don’t believe in rules. Their small, Northern California town is filled with free spirits and damaged souls seeking refuge from the real world. Without the anchor of authority, the three girls are adrift and have only each other to rely on.
Rachel is wild. Asha is lost. Sarah, the good sister, is the glue that holds them together. But the forces of a mysterious fate have taken Sarah’s life in a sudden and puzzling accident, sending her already fractured family into a tailspin of grief and confusion. Asha has questions. Rachel has secrets. And Sarah, waking up in the afterlife, must piece together how she got there.
Jamie Kain brings us The Good Sister, a stunning debut young adult novel about love in all its joyful, painful, exhilarating manifestations, and about the ties that bind us together, in life and beyond.
**Many thanks to Net Galley and St. Martin's Press for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***
This insomniac's opinion:
I tend to have a thing for sister reads. Why? I imagine it's the juxtaposition between the close bond and the intense rivalry that many sisterhoods have. Makes for a good read, right?
This YA novel explored the highs and lows of sisterhood while unraveling the secrets of Sarah's life...and death.
Rating: 3.5 stars: Fast moving, emotional and entertaining without being too heavy for a teen drama.