“…then i met my sister” by Christine Hurley Deriso
Summer is just beginning her Senior year of high school, and for her birthday over the summer, her Aunt gives her a journal. It’s the journal her older, deceased sister wrote before she died. Summer was now becoming Shannon’s age when she died, so its become a great interest to get to know who she was. Summer always believed that she never connected to Shannon, thinking she was the complete opposite, but she realizes how wrong she was when she finally reads the journal. Shannon supposedly died in a car accident the first few days of the school year, but information that was revealed in the journal makes Summer wonder if it was an accident at all. This shock becomes her new adventure, and she works on finding out who she was through her teachers, friends, boyfriend, etc. Meanwhile, Summer finds herself in a bit of a romance, which she’s never been in before. Her mind is filled with so many emotions.
Christine Hurley Deriso wrote a very good book, you’ll never want to put down the book. I loved the mystery and how you had to try an guess it the entire time. The romance between the main character and her friend makes it more interesting to read because it’s like a story within a story. I would recommend this book to girl teenagers. The book consists of romance, adventure, gossip, and the journal brings even more of a twist. Teenage girls would be able to relate to the book, and the feelings that are endured during this book.