It's tough living in the shadow of a dead girl....
In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda's death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died.
Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams—a best friend to unlock her sister’s world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all—Miranda has a secret all her own.
Two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears. Stripped of her former life, Miranda must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister’s demons and her own.In this critically acclaimed debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her future.
"Cinematic and realistic." (Publishers Weekly)
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the story line is to slow, the narrator is slow!
Strong story and characters
I would listen to this again for Rand. She's a very enjoyable character. The story was really enthralling as well, but I think it treats teen pregnancy a little too lightly.
It was pleasant enough. I'm sorry the characters didn't suffer a visible development. Except for Rand the rest of them remain pretty much the same. Would have loved to see her mother repent a little more.
Well... Rand, but I don't think it was because of the performance. :)
No, but I listened to it after a long list of bad books so maybe that's also a reason why I enjoyed it so much. It's not a gem, but deserves at least one read.
Try it, you might be pleasantly surprised ^^.
- Verity "I love books (duh). I've also listened to plenty books from my local library, kinda upset I can't review them here as well :(."