Thursday, August 11, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Sisters by Claire Douglas


BLURB:


One lied. One died.

When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive

After a tragic accident, still haunted by her twin sister’s death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets siblings Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.

When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs

As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen – precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention?

When the truth outs, will either sister survive?


REVIEW BY: Angel, age 13 years, 9 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book was a great mystery to uncover, and was tons of fun with every chapter. 

This novel is about a girl named Abi. Recently her twin sister, Lucy, died and Abi blames herself. Abi is haunted of that day and by Lucy's face. Abi wants to deeply find someone like Lucy, even if she doesn't know it. On one rainy day, Abi meets Bea, a girl that closely resembles Lucy. Soon Abi meets Bea's twin brother, Ben, and is instantly drawn to him. After a while, Abi moves in with Bea and Ben and gets involved in a relationship with Ben. Things start to get tense with Abi and Bea. Bea doesn't want Abi dating Ben and Abi doesn't want Bea to be so protective of Ben. Arguments start happening with Ben always in the middle. Ben has to take sides, but Ben is keeping secrets and is manipulating them. Everyone has been pointing fingers at the wrong person!

My favorite character is Nia because she is everything a best friend should be. Nia is loyal, well put together, caring and brave. My favorite part is when Bea and Abi finally become friends again because they would have been excellent friends if it wasn't for Ben. 

This book is full of a spine-twisting mystery, however, I would've liked a little more perspective of their lives for that overall tension. I enjoyed this book overall. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.