Oct 012011

Sense and Sensibility for YA Readers

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Sisters Gabby and Daphne just cannot seem to get along with each other! Gabby and Daphne’s views of the world are so contrasting they cannot find one thing to agree on. Daphne believes in true love, Gabby doesn’t even think love exists. Daphne is eagerly anticipating going to prom this year, Gabby staunchly refuses to go. Daphne likes to daydream and live in her romantic fantasies, Gabby doesn’t have time for dreams, she’s too busy being responsible and doing her share of the housework. Daphne adores their unreliable, late-on-child-support father, Gabby favors their overworked and stressed out mother.

Gabby and Daphne are facing a difficult period in their lives right now. Besides the usual hardships and growing pains every teenager suffers through, Gabby and Daphne have divorced parents, financial stress, and are forced to move out of their home because their mother can no longer afford the rent. In addition, just like every teenage girl – both sisters are experiencing some boy troubles. Daphne has fallen in love with the new kid in school and is determined that he is her future husband. But does he feel the same way? And Gabby’s best friend Mule (short for Samuel) has been hinting that he would like to be more than friends. But does Gabby reciprocate these feelings? Who can these sisters turn to with their troubles? Who is there to comfort them? Certainly not their exhausted mother or self-absorbed father. And they definitely can’t confide in each other…or can they? Continue reading »