Book Reviews of Like a Sister : A Novel

Like a Sister : A Novel
Like a Sister A Novel
Author: Janice Daugharty
ISBN-13: 9780060931797
ISBN-10: 0060931795
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Pages: 208
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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I absolutely loved this book, more for the beautiful writing than the plot.
Sister is not merely a sister, she must also be a surrogate mother to her younger siblings because their mother is too immersed in her own sorry life to care for them. Sister, despite poverty and lack of adult supervision, strives to better herself and to "be good." Sister is endearing and attracts the too-familiar of a local man and suffers the consequences. Reminds me of Jeannette Walls books, including "Glass Castle". I highly recommend this book.
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Southern novel and a very touching story. It is set in 1956 where a thirteen year old must raise her three siblings on her own, because mom has a new boyfriend who doesn't like children.