Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The September Sisters by Jillian Cantor

The nightly news is full of tragedies every day: murders, assaults, kidnappings. But it's not real until it happens to you. That's how thirteen-year-old Abby feels when her younger sister, Becky, is snatched from her room one summer night. Even though they were two years apart, Abby and Becky's birthdays were right next to each other, which is why their mother dubbed them the September Sisters. However, Abby and Becky rarely got along and were always arguing. But now that Becky is gone, Abby starts to miss her. As days turn into weeks, and weeks into months, the searching becomes futile and Abby wonders if her family will ever be normal again.

I really liked The September Sisters. I have never read a book about someone being kidnapped, so this was definitely an original story. Even though it was a sad topic, I wanted to keep reading it. It was almost like a mystery, because you want to find out what happens to Becky. I won't tell you the ending (I hate spoilers), but I thought it fit well with the story. There isn't really much to comment on it, though I did think the story started to drag in the middle because how much is going to happen in a thirteen-year-old's life? The plot picked up more after Abby met Tommy, the love interest, so it was all good. The September Sisters was a quick read, and even with the depressing subject, it ended on a hopeful note.

7 out of 10.

1 comment:

yishen said...

There's another really good book about a kidnapping if you're looking for more books like that. It's The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. It kept me intrigued to the end. On another note, the September Sisters sounds really interesting and I think I'll probably read it..