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A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry
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I've read a few of Lois Lowry's books, and I found each of them good, so I decided to give 'A Summer to Die' a try. And I'm glad I did. This heartbreaking, touching tale is more than a little autobiographical, for not only does it feature a bit of Lowry's childhood but it also tells the story of how she copes for her 15-year-old sister's death when she was young. Written in Meg's perspective (and a little bit of Lowry's when she was young), this story is about two sisters aged 13 (Meg) and 15 (Molly). Molly has always been envied by her younger sister: for her looks, her social charm, and her boyfriends. They argue all the time, even more since they rented a country home for the summer (Lowry and her family moved to Japan). Something horrible happens: starting from just a couple nosebleeds, the Chalmers find out that Molly has leukemia. How Meg and her family cope with Molly's deadly disease is truly and horrifyingly brilliant.
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