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Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon
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Aug 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction
Read in August, 2009

A story about 2 sisters: one the author of the book & the other her mildly retarded sister. Beth, the disabled sister, lives independently & is able to make most of her own life decisions, although those decisions are not always what her family would choose for her. Instead of working at a menial job, Beth rides city buses all day, interacting with the bus drivers. Rachel is very busy at avoiding personal relationships, using work as her excuse. When Rachel decides to narrow the gulf between Beth & herself, she decides to ride the buses with Beth for a year. The sisters' childhood is worked into the story also. Life lessons are a big theme in this very enjoyable book.

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