Thursday, April 23, 2009

Review: Sisters in Sanity

Book: Sisters in Sanity
Author: Gayle Forman
Release Date: End of April in paperback
Rating: 4 out of 5
Cover Rating: 4 out of 5
I think the cover suits the book well, its simple, but beautiful. I like the paperback cover much better than the former hardback cover!

Sixteen year old Brit Hemphill has an o.k life. Yes, her stepmother may be related in some way to the wicked stepmother in Cinderella, and her Mother ran away years ago after she became mentally crazy, but at least her dad loves her, right? Or so she thought. He tells her that he is taking her to the Grand Canyon, but really ends up taking her to Red Rock, a center for out of control girls. Sure, she may have some tatoo's and play in a band, but other than that, she's not bad. Soon she learns that Red Rock tells parents one thing, but it is really something totally different. They try to "teach" the girls by yelling at them for "therapy", amongst other cruel things. They are treated worse than jail victims, but yet have never done anything that bad. However, Brit, V, Martha, and Cassie soon become friends and decide to find a way out of Red Rock, as well as getting out all of the other kids that are treated unfairly there out to. The question is, will she be able to do it, or is the security of Red Rock to strong?

"Sisters in Sanity" was a wonderful read. The characters were well developed, and made you want to jump into the story to help them out. Gayle's writing style is readable and enjoyable. I loved reading "Sisters in Sanity" because it described the way people are treated in different camps across the world like these; unfairly. They might not be quite as bad as Red Rock, but they are there. Overall, "Sisters in Sanity" was a great book, and I'd suggest it to anyone who likes a deeper and more touching read, or to someone who liked reading "Boot Camp" by Todd Strasser.

1 comment:

Liviania said...

Both my mom and I enjoyed this one.