Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Customer Review - Like Sisters on the Homefront

Like Sisters on the Homefront
by Rita Williams-Garcia [j]

Fourteen-year-old Gayle is pregnant for the second time. Her preoccupation is with her friends and, obviously, boys. Her mother ships her South with no return ticket to live with religious relatives. What sets Gayle's story apart from other teen pregnancy stories is its realism and complexity. Unlike the typical story, Gayle actually misses her sex life. Then she meets Great, the fiesty matriarch of her family, and her life slowly begins to change. Real life can be messy with few tidy endings. There is a huge part of me that demands for my fiction to contain structure and to thereby give me hope for my own life. Like Sisters on the Homefront offers them. -- review submitted by Allison H.-F. - a customer of the Bennett Martin Public Library

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