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Like a Sister : A Novel
Like a Sister A Novel
Author: Janice Daugharty
It is 1956, and thirteeen-year-old Sister must raise her three siblings on her own, as her mother, Marnie, has a new boyfriend who isn't interested in kids.  Taking charge of her life, Sister befriends  a kindly neighbor named Willa, who appears to be everything a mother should be.  But when a respected and powerful man in town no...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060931797
ISBN-10: 0060931795
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Pages: 208
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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.