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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
by Natalie Standiford
Scholastic
ISBN: 978-0-545-10710-5
Release Date: September 1, 2010
Ages: 13+ (Just a suggestion)

Description: Description: The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless.
Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it.

And so the confessions begin....

The Good Stuff
  • The style of writing is perfectly suited for the story. It sounds like it is actually being written by teenage girls
  • Delightfully eccentric and lovable characters
  • Nothing stereotypical about the characters (The rich people are not horrific like in most stories)
  • Reminded me of the books I read as a teen
  • Light, optimistic and downright funny at times
  • The sisters are delightful and would love to be friends with them
  • Absolutely wonderful ending
  • Love the relationships between the girls and their family
The Not so Good Stuff
  • Would have liked more back story on Almighty
  • Last sisters story felt a little rushed
Favorite Quotes/Passages

"..but mostly she has that thing -- I can't say exactly what it is but it's like knowing you're hot makes you even hotter."



"Lucky guess," Sassy said. "Throughout history, big changes always start with a girl meeting a boy."

"For all I know he's got a Starfleet captain's uniform hidden in there.  If he wants to wear it to a debutante party, that's up to him."

"I don't want to waste my life as a rich, spoiled girl. Who knows how long I have before some weirdo takes me hostage in a convenience store and kills me."



What I Learned

  • All rich people aren't selfish, rude and evil
Who should/shouldn't read
  • Teens will love this as well as adults looking for something to make them feel young again
  • Jaded YA readers may not enjoy as it is light with barely any sexuality, violence or severe angst
4/5 Dewey's

I received this from Scholastic in return for an honest review

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