Friday, August 19, 2016
The Secret Language of Sisters, by Luanne Rice
I rarely find that successful adult literature writers are able to cross over into YA. Unfortunately, Rice proves the rule here. She writes a good story but doesn't really have the tone right. The two sisters sounded more like they were in their twenties than in their teens. It wasn't simply that they were mature and well-spoken, but that their tastes are too complex and their way of relating to each other too grown up. The girls' bond seemed wise beyond its years and the jealousies lacked the angst, doubt, and awkwardness that would make it authentically adolescent.