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The Other Shepards

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  92 ratings  ·  8 reviews
"A mesmerizing novel about healing and emotional survival. Geneva Shepard and her older sister, eighth-grader Holland, have lived their lives in the shadow of a memory -- that of their three siblings who were tragically killed in a car accident twenty years earlier .... Then one day an artist appears to paint a mural in their home. Part therapist, part friend, part angel, ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 15th 1999 by Hyperion Books (first published September 28th 1998)
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I like to think of this book as a litmus test for whether or not you'll enjoy Wes Anderson movies as an adult.
This is an important book. It's the kind of book you'll want to read every once and a while throughout your life. It's appropriate for middle school all the way up through wherever it is life takes you from there. The voice is perfect, the story is moving and uplifting. From dealing with loss to managing the regular tough stuff of growing up, Griffin has created unforgettable characters for us. If it can be said that readers owe for work like this, then we owe Griffin. She explores the human hea ...more
Overall, it is a sweet book about a family overcoming mental illness and death, but it just didn't resonate with me.
I loved the twists and turns of this book; how you never really know if it was a ghost story or not. :D
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I liked the book better once the girls stopped being passive and took action!
This book is really good. It's very ironic at the ending.
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