A Quiet Storm
Rikki Moore was always the star of the family, easily outshining her younger sister, Stacy, at every turn. Smart, kind, and beautiful, it was no surprise when Rikki met and married the perfect man -- pediatrician Matt Dresden. Her students at 59th Street Elementary Sch...more
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This centers around two sisters, one who is a Manic Depressive and the other, who helps calm her sister and fix her problems. Stacey narrates, with a lot of wit and self deprecation about her and her sister's (Nikki) history. It starts with Nikki as a shining star but she quickly becomes a troubled adolescent who attempts suicide. Growing older doesn't help and medication doesn't either because it makes Nikki feel better and then she stops taking it. The la ...more
We see how crazy that Rikki gets and how their mother refuses to help. We see the toll that being Rikki's guardian takes on Stacy's life and the turmoil it creates.
I feel that this could have been summed up in a hundred less pages or so. It was just more and more of the same, how messed up and vulnerable Rikki was, and how sad it was for Stacy, whose life would fall apart just as she wa ...more
This was a fascinating book about mental illness, a topic so infrequently discussed. The characters were believable and interesting. It held my attention the whole way through. Our book club enjoyed discussing this book.