Rice, Luanne The Secret Language of Sisters, 336 pgs. Point, 2016. $9.00. Language: G (1 swear), Mature Content: PG; Violence PG.
Ruth Anne (Roo) was late to pick up her little sister Mathilda (Tilly). While driving, Roo took her eyes off the road for three seconds while responding to Tilly’s angry texts. And that is what ruined both of their lives. Roo ends up in the hospital, paralyzed. Nobody knows that Roo is locked inside her own body, alert and able to see and hear everything, but screaming to be heard. Tilly, Roo’s best friend and sister might be the only one who can figure out that Roo is really there. But Tilly has to get over her growing feelings for Roo’s boyfriend, Newton.
The book sounds and looks like a chick flick and that is because it is. It is about two sisters who are best friends, who fight, who get jealous, who have to overcome their battles to find who they truly are. I would recommend this book to those who like unpredictable/romance books. It is a very well written book. When you start reading it you don’t want to stop. The best part is that is shows both Roo’s and Tilly’s perspective on things. In this book you get two sides of one story.
MS-ADVISABLE. Student Reviewer: KD, 7th grade