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The Sister Pact

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  1,032 ratings  ·  208 reviews
A suicide pact was supposed to keep them together, but a broken promise tore them apart

Allie is devastated when her older sister commits suicide - and not just because she misses her. Allie feels betrayed. The two made a pact that they'd always be together, in life, and in death, but Leah broke her promise and Allie needs to know why.

Her parents hover. Her friends try to
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Moment of truth : I will never restart this book, because flat characters + stereotypes overload + mental-illness poorly portrayed = DNF

Also, the whole I won't take my pills!! They're stupid!! trope is becoming a little annoying and can be damaging, to be honest.
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.)

“Small red pills. Bright pink Benadyls. Yellow Coricidins. Followed by bottles of cough syrups.”

This was quite an emotional story about a girl whose sister had committed suicide.

Allie was quite a messed up girl, she obviously had issues about her sister’s suicide, but she also had issues with pills and cough medicine, and seemed to always turn to medication wh
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

When I first started reading this book I couldn't put it down. The book is about Allie and Leah, sisters... but Leah committed suicide. She had a pact with Allie that if they were ever going to do something like that, they would go together....but Leah went....alone..

Like I said, when I first started to read the book I couldn't put it down, but then I started to get frustrated and irritated at the way Allie was acting. This is where my own mental and medical
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, 2015
I don’t know what it is about this book, but I can’t seem to put together a coherent review that I like. This is my third attempt, second posted and the amount of effort it has taken better make it the best damn review I have ever written.


**I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.**

Being upfront and honest, I did not start this book journey with high expectations. I read the blurb and was interested, but then flashed back to some of my recent YA reads and cringed
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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The Sister Pact focuses on a girl named Allie as she tries to deal with the loss of her sister who has tragically taken her own life. We meet Allie as she tries to come to terms with her sister Leah's actions and tries to go back to school and get life normal again. Obviously this isn't easy to accomplish, and as Allie spirals more and more out of co
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

I've been in quite a book slump at the moment - probably due to being back at university, and thrown into my final year - and was in need of a book to get me out of it. The Sister Pact, though not what I expected to help, has done the job perfectly. I had a few issues with this book - which I'll mention below - but at the same time, loved every moment of it.

In The Sister Pact we meet Allie, jus
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
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Allie is a mess during this book, as anyone would be after losing their sister. But, Allie's pain is made even worse by the fact that she and her sister had always told each other that they'd never end their lives without the other one doing so too. So she now is dealing with the pain of losing her sister, and also wondering why her sister has left her behind. Throw in some really crappy family dynamics and the love life from hell and we
Brittany E.
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
I will put up my full review closer to the publication date.

Amanda Hammersmark
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My first summer reading choice was "The Sister Pact" by Stacie Ramey. This book is about two sisters, Allie and Leah, who have been together through thick and thin, and some really hard times in their lives. But when Leah, Allie's older sister, commits suicide everything takes a turn in Allie's life. Her parents and friends try to support her in every way, and Allie wants to do it on her own, but she realizes sometimes she does need support, and some space at the same time. But their sympathy on ...more
Emerald Sue
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it
“I think she gave everyone a small piece of who she was. So if any one of them left, no one would have taken all of her, she wouldn’t be completely broken.”
I like emotional stories that surround topics authors tend to shy away from, so I was really curious about The Sister Pact after reading the blurb. Initially, I had a tough time getting into the story, but once things started to move along it became more intriguing and more intense.

The book opens up with the aftermath of one sister's suicide. Allie is trying to cope with the fact that Leah has taken her life without telling her beforehand that she was going to do it. Her parents decide to have h
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey is an emotional young adult novel that tackles some very difficult subjects such as teen suicide, grief, depression and drug use. It is a realistic and very compelling story that is thought-provoking and ultimately, healing. Due to some of its content, I recommend the novel to older teen (and adult) readers.

In the aftermath of her sister Leah's suicide, Allie Blackmore is grief stricken and haunted by her sister's death. They were incredibly close and as teenagers
Kilie (fallingbookshelf)
I finished about 10-15 % of the way in. This book pissed me off royally. I was willing to give it a chance, and trust me, I don’t give YA contemporaries a chance very often. I’m finding that they are either incredibly pretentious, or missisterss-represent something really important. The Sister Pact falls under that category.

It’s a horrible story about a sister who is left with the mess of her older sister’s suicide. Her father has left them and her mother is addicted to Xanax. Why is she upset?
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I thought that this book was a meh - there was an interesting enough plot, but I didn't really like the characters or the story development.

The author likes switching around scenes from the past and mixing them with current “real-time scenes”. I was able to learn more about Allie’s backstory, but it was also a very confusing technique, and I was sometimes unsure about whether i was reading about a scene from Allie’s memories or a scene that Allie was currently
Oct 19, 2019 rated it liked it
** Thank you Netgalley-- even though I'm reading this very late **

I can't tell if I like this and it just hasn't hit me yet or if it fell completely flat. I can tell what the author was going for here, but I just don't think it worked the way I personally wanted it to. Most of the book just felt like nothing was really happening.

At the same time, this is supposed to be a book about grief and loss and dealing with a sister who committed suicide. But at some parts I just felt like it was trying to
Amanda Hammersmark
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing


I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I don’t even know where to begin with this book. It was, hands down, the best thing that I have read this year. It was written beautifully and I felt every emotion as Allie was feeling it. We pick up after Allie’s sister, Leah, has committed suicide. Allie’s life is shattered and we as readers are forced to try and pick up the pieces with he
Jennifer Kirkwood (Levac)
This is one emotional YA novel. The story picks up after Allie's sister commits suicide, breaking their suicide pact. Leah was the oldest, while Allie looked up to her sister, Leah had a lot of secrets. This is a story of a troubled teen trying to find her footing after her parents separation, her mom being addicted to prescription pills and the recent death of her sister, Leah. Allie is lost, her art is lost and she doesn't know what to do. She needs to grieve but is having troubles. She is see ...more
Jun 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF at 40%. I did not care for a single character. This book contained an inaccurate representation of mental illness and mental illness medication. The main character . says her medication makes her feel numb and unlike herself, yet medication typically restores a person in a way and helps them recover if they find the right one. Her refusal to even take the medication also set a very bad example. I am very sad I didn''t enjoy this book because the concept was so thrilling and I thought I would ...more
Haley H
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a really good but sad book. Please read.
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Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
I’m so conflicted about this book. On one hand it’s a painful read, in a lovely way, about grief. On the other it doesn’t really have enough connection to the mental health issues for me - especially proper conversations about taking pills/drugs or not with doctors.

Allie is somewhat unreliable as a narrator, as you don’t get information when you need it - it’s more dished out in mystery style when it benefits the plot. But because it’s not a mystery, it’s about a girl not dealing with the loss
Allie Massaro
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When devastating events happen to Allie she must find a way regain happiness. Allies go-to misery help is pills and Leah’s encouraging her. Leah has just committed suicide leaving a confused, depressed (kinda), and miserable Allie. As Allie struggles in high school, her parents being divorced, and a possible addiction she’s guaranteed a struggle while getting help from her “friends”. What most makes Allies journey memorable is that this happens all the time in reality to. People are constantly c ...more
Cana Rensberger
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I picked up Stacie Ramey’s THE SISTER PACT while on vacation. The timing may not have been the best because Ms. Ramey kept me turning pages, pulling me deeper into Allie’s despair. Truly, I had to force myself to shake off the strong emotions evoked by her story.

In THE SISTER PACT, we find out early that this is a story of loss, but Allie didn’t just lose her sister, she lost herself as well. It’s not until Allie weaves through the tangles of lies in her family, that she is able to begin to fin
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Allie is trying to deal with her sister's suicide in this story. Leah, Allie's sister, was not supposed to leave her! They had made a pact to each other that they would always be there for each other no matter what. How can her sister leave her? Allie is not dealing with her sister's death very well. Her parents are hovering over her, her friends are trying to be supportive and all of this just intensifies the grief that Allie is dealing with.

Allie has a problem of taking pills and cough syrup
Janka H.
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Allie´s beloved older sister is dead. By suicide. And Allie is devastated, not just because by the horrible fact that her sister had ended her own life - but because she does not understand, too. They had promised each other that if they ever were to do that, they would do it together. So why Leah had not ever communicated her intentions? Allie feels betrayed, alone in the cold world without the most protective person she ever had in her life. So she tries everything to block her pain - the trou ...more
Kaidie Carstensen
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey is a must-read, young adult fiction book about a girl who is devastated by her sister’s suicide, but also betrayed because they made a pact that they would always be together. Allie must find out why she broke her promise. The book was published in 2015 by Stacie Ramey who is mainly known for her many other young adult fiction novels. Many people can relate to the main character, Allie, who is a teen that is struggling to keep up with her social life, school, frie ...more
Lauren Hendzel
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book The Sister Pact is a very good book and I would recommend it to any friend or young adult. The author Stacie Ramey was very good at making the book seem like a movie and I could always picture what was going in the book. The story is filled with things that could happen to an everyday normal family. The book could teach people the right and wrong to do in these certain situations. This book is a very good book for anyone who is going through or has gone through any hard situations with ...more
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The ones we love never really leave us. Although, Allie may have lost her sister, she never really lost her colors. She may have almost committed suicide, lost who she was, and lost the ones that she loved, but she found them again. This story shows how a girl can find who she is again through rough times in the end.
Khara ✨
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Captivating. The point of view are powerful and the emotions are raw. Left me feeling exactly how Allie was feeling. Also I am appreciate that no matter how much guilt is felt by the Allie, the book holds to the point that the only person responsible is the one who made the choice to kill herself.
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