The Secret Language of Sisters

The Secret Language of Sisters

Book - 2016
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A gorgeous, unputdownable story of love, hope, and redemption.

When Ruth Ann (Roo) McCabe responds to a text message while she's driving, her life as she knows it ends. The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed. Silent. Everyone thinks she's in a coma, but Roo has locked-in syndrome - she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. She's trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard.

Mathilda (Tilly) is Roo's sister and best friend. She was the one who texted Roo and inadvertently caused the accident. Now, Tilly must grapple with her overwhelming guilt and her growing feelings for Roo's boyfriend, Newton - the only other person who seems to get what Tilly is going through.

But Tilly might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her sister's condition - who can see through Roo's silence to the truth underneath.

Somehow, through medicine or miracles, will both sisters find a way to heal?

Publisher: New York : Point, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545839556
Branch Call Number: YA RIC
Characteristics: 336 p. ;,22 cm


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Jan 09, 2018

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ArapahoeKelsey Nov 21, 2016

The Secret Language of Sisters is a great realistic fiction novel that deals not only with tragedy and difficult situations, but also how the relationships surrounding ALL of the characters are transformed.

I definitely feel for all the characters in this story--and while it's a little sappy for my taste, I can definitely appreciate and respect the story and the author!


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Aug 11, 2016

Locked-in syn┬Ědrome
"a medical condition, usually resulting from a stroke that damages part of the brainstem, in which the body and most of the facial muscles are paralyzed but consciousness remains and the ability to perform certain eye movements is preserved."

Texting and driving can be dangerous and deadly. Roo was running late on her way to pick up her sister Tilly when it happened. One text and their world was changed forever.
Be there in five.


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