Title : …Then I Met My Sister
Authoress : Christine Hurley Deriso
“Then I met my sister”, as the name vividly says , this is a story of two sisters, not basically story of two sisters, but it focusses on how the protagonist (Summer) turns on the page of the life of her dead sister Shannon whom she never ever met.Well, the whole process becomes interesting when the different facets of the story starts to discover itself.
As the back cover says : ‘YOU CAN’T MISS SOMEBODY YOU NEVER KNEW…
It’s not exactly easy living in a shrine to your dead sister.Since birth, I’ve known that everyone loved Shannon.She was perfect-beautiful, smart, talented.And me? Not so much.My parents always expected me to live up to her greatness.But I could never measure up to her, so why even try?
This summer, I’ve started reading the journal Shannon kept just before she died…and suddenly nothing is what I thought it was.The more secrets I learn about Shannon and our family, the more everything changes.And as it turns out,
FACING THE TRUTH IS NO CAKEWALK,EITHER.’
An enchanting writing fashion has been used by the authoress, and I liked it the most.Articulation of the sentences is very good and the one-liners are mesmerizing and effective.No unwanted conversations has been a part of this book, nay it has maintained in a well- manner.
The way events have been jumbled is praise-worthy.Not a single thing looked repetitive or over-descriptive.All the events has their own charm, and it was interesting to read them all in a flow. The story has a taste of reality ,and also the way it has put infront the readers makes it seem even more real.
Suspense has been created quite effectively in order to maintain reader’s interest in the book. The story proceeds with a mild speed, neither too fast nor to slow,thus creating a beautiful ambience.
Many a times, authors came up with a wonderful plot, but fails to implement them in a proper way.Whereas, in this case, authoress presents a good plot that too with an elegant presentation style.The authoress very well know how readers would get indulge in the story.
Undoubtedly, an interesting story which will keep you glued to it throughout,making you feel the story and the characters and visualize the scenes effectively.A relatable and enchanting story.
Reviewer : Shweta Kesari
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