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The Half Sisters (Half Sisters #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  42 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The story takes place in the years around 1915 on a farm near Frederick, Maryland. Luvvy, Maudie, and Marylou's mother marries a man who has 3 older daughters. Luvvy (Luvena) is almost 12 and thinks that she should be one of the older girls now and not have to have 7 year old Maudie hanging around her all the time or have to take care of little 4 year old Mary Lou. During ...more
Paperback, 163 pages
Published January 28th 1970 by Harper Trophy (first published 1970)
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Audrey
This was okay. It was rather dull and uneventful until near the end and then—*Wham!* There are some unexpected dramatic twists (some that I liked and some that I didn't).

Apparently this is semi-autobiographical, which makes me wonder just what parts are true and what is made up.

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Dec 14, 2009 rated it really liked it

A strange and disturbing book. My most vivid memory of this one is when one of the sisters sustains a head injury Luvvy hears her mother sobbing and realizes she has died during the night. It was so horrifying to me I could barely read the words on the page.
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Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the novels of Natalie Savage Carlson when I was growing up. Luvvy is a likable girl and her coming-of-age story will make young readers laugh and cry.
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Natalie Savage Carlson was born on October 3, 1906, in Kernstown, Virginia. After she married, she moved around a great deal as the wife of a Navy officer, living for many years in Paris, France.

Her first story was published in the Baltimore Sunday Sun when she was eight years old.

Her first book, The Talking Cat and Other Stories of French Canada (where her mother was born), was published in 1952.
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