The Good Sister is an engaging story about the love 2 sisters have for each other, and the lengths that they will go to for each other’s happiness and well-being.
Fern is a sweet, quirky gal with sensory issues, who struggles to function in many social situations. Her sister, Rose, is always looking out for her, albeit from a distance now that they are adults. When Fern finds out that Rose is struggling to get pregnant, she decides to surprise her sister by getting pregnant and then giving the baby to her sister to raise. After all, Fern feels like she owes Rose, and Rose is the safe, smart sister that keeps Fern on the right path....except for that one time when they were kids. After all, sisters always look out for each other, right?
The story is told in alternating sections from Fern’s point of view and Rose’s journal to give you the perspective of both sisters. I felt sorry for Fern and her struggles, but she has such a bright outlook on life in spite of what she did when she was a child, and tries to be a kind person. The Good Sister explores the complex relationship of sisters, both positive and negative, and delves into the issues of the perspective of reality and that sometimes the people you love the most are also the ones you despise.
The Good Sister comes out April 13, preorder your copy now!
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