If you loved Your Destination is on the Left by Lauren Spieller than you’ll love her new YA contemporary She’s the Worst!
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About the Book
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young
Release Date: September 3rd 2019
I adore sister books. I am so close to mine that when there are books about sister’s I try to make sure to read them. This one is no exception in showing the complicated relationship that two sisters can have during their teen years.
April and Jenn remind me of my relationship with my sister during my high school years. I was busy working and going to school and with three years between us we hadn’t walked the same hallways in years. We weren’t close but we did have great parents who supported and loved us. I can’t say the same for April and Jenn’s parents. They are the reason why this book is four stars instead of five. It was a struggle for me when it came to their parents so you’ve been forewarned.
April avoids her parents at all costs either with soccer or hanging out with neighbor, and best friend, Nate. She comes off as the spoiled younger sibling who never has to deal with the responsibility of keeping their parents under control. Her love of soccer has a scout coming to her upcoming games with the possibility of gaining a scholarship. Now that her sister is going to be busy with community college she decides to plan a day full of fun activities to help reconnect. I really enjoyed April’s character the best out of the two sisters and you really get to see how much her parent’s and older sister pay little attention to her. Jenn sees her as non-caring but April just feels like the petulant child that no one cares to deal with at all. By the end she decides that she will be heard.
Jenn was the rougher character of the two for me. She’s miss perfect grades, keeps her room clean, works at the family antique store, and turned down the biggest opportunity of her life. Or so everyone thinks. Deep down Jenn feels that the only thing keeping her family together is her. She needs control and when things start to catch up with her, the secret she’s been keeping for months, she realizes that sometimes things need to go out of control for them to get back on track. When she agrees to her sisters plans on a whim to get out of working at the store she doesn’t know that her whole world is about to change. She definitely had the most distinct character arc out of the two sisters and I really liked how much their relationship grew by the end.
My mom always told my sister and I that friends will come and go but sisters will always be there. When we were teenagers we never felt that way but as we grew older, and became the adults we are now, we couldn’t imagine living without each other.
About the Author
Prize: (1) of (2) finished copies of She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller
Starts: August 28, 2019
Ends: September 16, 2019
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