Hey Y’all! Before I get into the review, I just wanted to let you know that I may be starting a new job this weekend so if I become slow with posting or replying, it will only be until I get into the swing of things. Thanks for understanding!
So recently I read The Sister Pact. I was so much into reading this book that I didn’t take nearly as many notes as I should have so this is more of a brief review. I promise other books will have a much longer, better-detailed review.
Borrowed or bought? Bought
Where did I get it?: Books-a-Million, in store
What did I pay?: a whooping $2.97 (Thank you bargain buys!)
Number of pages? 310
Where can you get it? I wasn’t able to find the price I paid online but here are some links to brand new, physical copies of this book.*
I do not make any money off of these links. This is simply to make it easier for you to find the book and compare prices. I normally buy my books at Books-A-Million since I have a membership with them.
Book depository $8.90
Barnes and Noble: $9.89
Books a million: $10.99
Allie, an aspiring artist going into her junior year of high school deals with the loss and aftermath of her older sister, Leah’s, suicide, a suicide Allie was supposed to a part of. As she struggles through her parents lingering around her, watching for any sudden indication that Allie will go next, Allie begins to uncover secrets about her sister, her death and the life she thought she knew.
Four out of five teacups. This was a good book! I would probably reread this or recommend it!
- Allie’s memories of her relationship with Leah from when their parents were fighting really touched me. I am a huge sucker for sister relationships so this really touches me.
- The fact that Allie and her mom end up bonding over art was touching to me. I know how isolating grief can be and when you find that connection to someone, it acts like a lifeline.
- While I enjoyed most of this book, the on-again, off-again relationship between Max and Allie was one aspect of the book I could have done without. At first it seems like Allie is only using Nick to make Max jealous. I, for one, am not a fan of love triangles
So I thought a fun thing to in some of my reviews would be to leave you books that are similar to the book I was reviewing. In this case I was hardly into the book before it reminded me of one. However for me, this book I’m going to tag is much more triggering in my opinion.
Wintergirls also heavily focuses on suicide, sister relationships and grief. Wintergirls also focuses on self-harm, eating disorders and tense family relationships. While I probably should not have had this book in my early and middle teen years, I did and I love and still love it. I have actually owned two copies of this and I would buy another if mine went missing.