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SISTERS by Fran Lewis
Genre: Children, Friendship, Siblings
Published by World Castle Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: July 10, 2020
ISBN-10: 1951642953
ISBN-13: 978-1951642952
Pages: 151
Review Copy From: Author
Edition: TPB
My Rating: 4

Synopsis (via GR)

We grew up as Marcia and Fran. My sister was beautiful, thin and talented. She has the lead in productions of Broadway Shows in our school. These are true stories. Marcia was a ray of sunshine on a stormy day. She was rare. Never saying a negative word about anyone, always looking for the positive in people. No matter how difficult the problem, she figured out the solution. Sometimes the solution would make you smile and other times double over laughing. This is. A collection of stories to remind young people that sisters are best friends forever.

My Thoughts

I usually don’t read YA/MG books, however, when I read the synopsis I thought this might be such a great book to add to my granddaughters’ library when they get older. Was I right?

SISTERS contain journal entries from sisters, Bertha and Tillie’s, younger days. I found it also had topics that are much deeper than the relationship between siblings and that children have to deal with even in today’s culture. It also touched upon when an elderly relative has an illness and how a family comes together to help.

At times I was laughing and other times, my heart ached for Bertha who endured bullying. And what was refreshing is how Bertha learned that her sister, Tillie always had her back.

I am so glad that I decided to read this book. I think it is a positive and powerful read for children entering middle school especially in today’s climate with bullying.

It will definitely be added to my granddaughters’ shelves.

Purchase Links: Amazon 🔗 | | Goodreads 🔗

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    Mailbox Monday

    According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

    Click on title for synopsis via GoodReads.

    Sunday:
    Girl Gone Mad by Avery Bishop ~ eBook from Amazon Prime
    Monday:
    To Tell The Truth by Gilly Macmillan ~ eBook from Harper Collins via NetGalley

    Aug 072020
     


    Hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing

    This week’s Fill-Ins:

    1. One word to describe my week is __________________.
    2. My biggest success has been _________________.
    3. Not to brag, but I _________.
    4. For me, _________ is the meaning of life.

    My answers:

    1. One word to describe my week is busy.

    2. My biggest success has been my two sons.

    3. Not to brag, but I have the cutest granddaughters.

    4. For me, faith and family is the meaning of life.

    Aug 032020
     

    Mailbox Monday

    According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

    Click on title for synopsis via GoodReads.

    Thursday
    The Last To See Her by Courtney Evan Tate ~ eBook from Mira/Harper Collins via NetGalley
    Friday
    Margreete’s Harbor by Eleanor Morse ~ eBook from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley

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    July Books Read


    I had a better month than I have had since March. Even though I read 4 books, I’m still not happy that I am not reading as much as I used to before COVID-19 changed our lives. And according to GR, I am behind by 5 books to make my 2020 goal. I’m thinking that the reason I did better is due to the summer heat. I’m a summer person and there is nothing that I enjoy more than sitting on my float in the pool and read. No distractions like my phone and/or the television. I’m hoping that we will have pool weather every day in August so maybe I will have a few hours of interrupted reading time.

    My review for THE GOLDEN GIRL by Dana Perry was posted on July 8th, which can be seen HERE.
    My review for HURRY HOME by Roz Nay was posted on July 21st, which can be seen HERE.

    My review for A MILLION LITTLE LIES by Bette Lee Crosby was posted on May 28th, which can be seen HERE.
    My review for SISTERS by Fran Lewis will be posted in August

    July