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Fourteen-year-old Susan (or, as she prefers to be called, Sybil) has been trying to reinvent herself ever since the mysterious disappearance of her older sister, Alison. Life has been very confusing since Alison left. Susan’s mother has become overly protective, fearful of losing another child. Her new school is not all bad, of course, but it is different and puzzling. Her ...more
Hardcover, 211 pages
Published March 26th 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Normally, I love Vivian Vande Velde, but straying from her usual genre was not a good experience for me. Although the book was good, for teen realistic fiction, I really couldn't get into it. I felt that the characters and story plot though worked themselves out in a properly timed way, and the book was not sugar coated unrealistically. However, nothing truly wowed me. Maybe I'm just too old for this book :)
Not like Vande Velde's typical fantasies at all. And not what I'd've picked up except for the fact that I'm a fan of hers. Listed in my library as YA Horror - I'd say mature YA general interest.
Unlike most of Vande Velde's books, this is not fantasy. HIGHLY recommended, with a totally believeable ending.
Apr 09, 2007 Mandy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
I really liked it. Not your typical plotline. I liked the unpredictability of it. It was sad at the end though.
Initial thoughts after reading (found in a notebook): What can I say? I love her books.
It was believable but Vande does better in fantasy.
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Vivian Vande Velde (born 1951, currently residing in Rochester, New York) is an American author who writes books primarily aimed at young adults.

Her novels and short story collections usually have some element of horror or fantasy, but are primarily humorous. Her book Never Trust a Dead Man (1999) received the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She says that she really likes to write for
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