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My Sister's Stalker

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When 15-year-old Rig, a loner, discovers that his popular older sister is being stalked while away at college, he sets out to save her, with unexpected help from his divorced parents.
Hardcover, 93 pages
Published 2012 by Holiday House
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Sarah Rosenberger
Apr 19, 2012 Sarah Rosenberger rated it did not like it
Shelves: teen-fiction, mystery
Rig really misses his sister Karma, who's too busy with her new life away at college to stay in contact with him. One day, he's Googling Karma and finds a website full of pictures of her...Pictures that look like they were taken without her knowledge. Is someone stalking his sister?

The copy of this I read was a review copy from the publisher, and it really made me wonder how much editing goes on between ARC and finished book. The plot was far-fetched, but it could have worked if the writing wasn
Mar 27, 2012 Nick rated it really liked it
This book was a total page-turner that I couldn't put down, but it has a few flaws. Due to its very short length, some of the development was rushed, and a couple of the scenes suffered as a result, including part of the climax.
Still, the idea of stumbling across someone stalking your own sister was an interesting one, and the way that Nancy Springer used the odd family dynamic to create a rush response to the situation worked well. I think that teens who want a quick read will find this to be i
Feb 09, 2016 Nshslibrary rated it liked it
In My Sister’s Stalker by Nancy Springer, 16 year-old Rig finds out his sister is being stalked. Karma is in college and Rig lives with his artsy mom who lives in her own world and rarely understands reality. In his free time, Rig looked his sister up on Google and came across a rather creepy shrine-like website dedicated to his sister. His spacey mother didn’t find pictures of Karma out and about, and in her room creepy at all. As a last resort, Rig secretly contacts his strong-headed, rude, ov ...more
Griselda Garcia
Feb 28, 2014 Griselda Garcia rated it really liked it
My sisters stalker to me was a very good book. I really loved the details it had on it about Karma Rigs sister and described how beautiful Rig thinks his sister is.The book really described alot about Rigs sister karma as shes off to college he suspects someones obviously stalking her due to the fact that he misses his sister so much that he decided to look up pictures of his sister and ran into a website full of his sisters pictures i guess that really got Rig started and were all this conflict ...more
Jul 24, 2012 Karen rated it it was ok
The plot was predictable, the dialog didn't ring true, and the characters were one-sided, BUT... I liked how this post-divorce family supported one another in a crisis, AND... at an action-packed 93 pages, this book might be just right for readers looking for something quick and easy.
Belinda Reyes
This book is a mindblowing ,twisting and exciting novel .The story revolvs around Rigg , his parents are divourced and he lives with his mother while his older sister Kari lives with their father.After his sister heads off to college miles away ,he looses contact with her. One day he decides to look her up on the internet ,and finds the strangest thing ,a shrine dedicated to her. As she already does not return his calls, he gets worried because she lives in a sorrority mansion. He believes she i ...more
Ms. Yingling
Jan 14, 2013 Ms. Yingling rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
In this very slim volume (93 pages), Rig misses his older sister Karma (or Kari), who is away at college. He tries to contact her, but she won't pick up her phone, and when Rig does an internet search for her, he finds a very creepy web site that has many intimate pictures of his sister posted. His mother (who had custody of him; his father had Kari) finds it charming and romantic, but Rig is freaked out enough that he contacts his father. When they still can't get her, the well-to-do father arr ...more
Nov 02, 2012 Sherri rated it liked it
Fifteen-year-old Rig (officially Ringgold) has drifted apart from his older sister since their parents’ divorce. Keri (officially Karma) attends college far away, out West so they don’t talk too frequently. Yet when Rig doesn’t hear back after leaving her two messages within a week, he starts to worry and Googles her name. Rig finds a website full of candid pictures of his sister Keri. Many of the photos look like Keri wasn’t aware they were being taken. Rig starts to get a creepy feeling and sh ...more
Jul 11, 2012 MyTeenReads rated it did not like it
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Rig is just living a typical teenage life. His parents are divorced and he lives with his eccentric mother. His sister Kari, short for Karma, lived with their dad before she went off to college. Rig misses his sister and after numerous calls and texts, he Googles her. He comes across a fan site for her featuring some creepy pictures that seem to have been taken through her bedroom window. He seeks help from his mot
Nov 29, 2012 Anna rated it really liked it
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It's not a joke when it happens to you or a family member. Some people, like Rig's mom, think it's cute when you find a internet page full of photos of your sister. Then there are others, like Rig's father, who thinks its not and it's a serious crime even though it's not perverted shots or threats.

Rig misses his older sister, Karma, who's in college. Karma was a popular girl, the school president of her high school, the homecoming quee
Sylvia McIvers
Jul 24, 2013 Sylvia McIvers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Stalkers creep me out, but I have read many other books by Nancy Springer, so I figured this would be handled well. In fact, it was a much better book than I expected.

The book opens with a teen boy insisting that he’s not a hero. His dad is a workaholic who thinks Rig is a slacker, his mom is kind of ditzy (but it works for her) who things Rig is wonderful, and his sister was his good friend before she went to college. So he Google’s his sister. Honors, gorgeous pictures, blah blah sis-is-fab, a
Mar 14, 2012 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries, families
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Nov 04, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Rig's sister now lives away from home but Rig tries to stay in touch despite their busy schedules. Then he goes on the internet and puts in Karma's name and comes to a creepy site with all these photos of his sister in the privacy of her own place. Rig gets worried and tells his mom who thinks nothing of it. Still worrying, he turns to his father. When his father sees the site, he feels something might be wrong too. Finally father and son decide to reunite for the sole purpose of hunting down th ...more
Jul 10, 2012 Sarah rated it did not like it
Shelves: teen
This thriller was a bit of a disappointment. I was hoping this book would be a good choice for reluctant readers or teens who have to read a mystery due to its short length and subject matter, but the novel has too many problems to be one that I could recommend. Because of the book’s length, everything moves at break-neck speed. The entire novel takes place in less than 48-hours, but so much happens that it is not in any way believable. Rig seems to always be one step ahead of the stalker and th ...more
Megan Bates
Nov 10, 2014 Megan Bates rated it it was ok
This was an extremely quick read (it took about an hour and a half to get through) and while the story was good, I didn't feel emotionally attached to the characters. Reading this was a bit like watching an episode of a TV show that I'm not really into.
Nov 16, 2015 Laurie rated it really liked it
I like books with more everything...character development, length... But I have to rate this book for what it is. It is a very good hi-low book for middle school students- probably grades 7 and up.
Katherine Lara
Jan 07, 2016 Katherine Lara rated it liked it
My Sister's Stalker was a great read and had interesting moments but overall was an average read.
Feb 16, 2014 Maggie rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
A good quick read for reluctant readers. The main character is a male, so the book would be good for boys.
Mar 07, 2013 Leslie rated it liked it
Definitely a fast-paced thriller, and it certainly accomplished what it set out to do... but... I don't know, I guess I was in the mood for more of a traditional mystery, so this didn't quite satisfy. It's like eating a hamburger when you're actually craving pizza. There was nothing wrong with it, it just wasn't the novel I was hoping for this week. In its favor I must admit that it's a high-interest story,it could easily be a "girl" or a "boy" book, and it is a thin volume likely to attract (or ...more
Feb 11, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
This page-turner is a quick, action-packed, interesting read. Looking for a book with suspense and mystery while dealing with a post-divorce family crisis? This is the book for you! This is the story of Rig who discovers that his older sister has a stalker and he must stop the stalker before he goes too far. It is also the story of how distant a family can grow apart after a divorce, but quickly they learn how much they need each other when one of them is in danger.
Kaylee (readerxpro)
Jan 29, 2015 Kaylee (readerxpro) rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-jan15
Actual rating: 2.5 stars
Not bad. But not good, either.
Jennifer Brothers
Jan 13, 2014 Jennifer Brothers rated it liked it
First time in a long time I've read a book in one day but when its only 93 pages...decent teen book...entertaining
Lavabearian (Jessica)
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Mar 16, 2013 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jenn-curless
I loved this book. It was short, sort of like sitting down for an episode of CSI or a tv crime drama. About a hundred pages, exciting from the start, plausible enough to enjoy and relate to--not so creepy that I wanted to lock all my doors.
Mar 13, 2013 Elzbeth rated it liked it
When Rig discovers that his sister is being stalked, he runs away from his home with his mom to enlist the help of his dad. Can Rig and his dad find the stalker before the stalker finds Rig's sister?
Allison Blissett-White
This is a fairly good storyline, allbeit predictable. It is interesting to see the character struggle with his inner teenage boy, even though it brings the story to a bit of a let-down at the end.
Madeline Bromley
Apr 03, 2013 Madeline Bromley rated it it was ok
The idea was a really good one! But the book itself was written like a high school essay.
Sep 02, 2013 Quenten rated it it was amazing
amazing :-)
Feb 07, 2013 Kyron rated it it was amazing
Ashley Wadley
Ashley Wadley rated it it was ok
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Nancy Springer has passed the fifty-book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery -- although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession. DARK LIE
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