Title: The Sister Pact
Author: Stacie Ramey
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date: November 3, 2015
Source: Netgalley/ Publisher
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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 support
her. And Nick, sweet Nick, keeps calling and flirting. Their sympathy
only intensifies her grief.
But the more she clings to Leah, the
more secrets surface. Allie's not sure which is more distressing:
discovering the truth behind her sister's death or facing her new
reality without her."
My Two Cents:
"The Sister Pact" is the story of two sisters, Leah and Allie. Allie is devastated after Leah commits suicide and doesn't know what to do. She falls into her own thoughts trying to figure out why Leah did what she did while trying to balance diving back into her own life. She will uncover things about her sister that will turn her perspective both on Leah's life and her own life.
The bond of sisterhood is like nothing else and I always like reading stories about sisters. It was so interesting to see the secrets of the relationship that Leah and Allie begin to come to the surface. Allie doesn't deal with everything in a very coherent way and I found myself getting a little frustrated with her throughout the book.
The writing of the book was okay. I really wanted to know more about what made Allie tick. I didn't feel like I got a good sense of it and wanted more detail. This book tries to tackle a couple different mental health issues but does not quite provide clarity on how the characters are dealing with it or even what is really going on mentally with Allie, our main character. It was hard to follow.