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Goodreads: Ten years ago, Nicole Hunter left her troubled home behind her, unable to cope with the demands of a life with her disabled sister, Jenny. But when a shattering event turns her world upside down, she finds herself back in her hometown, caring for her pregnant sister and trying to heal her embattled relationship with her mother. And when she is faced with the most difficult choice of her life, Nicole rediscovers the beauty of sisterhood-and receives a special gift that will change her life forever...
Kritters Thoughts: A heartwrenching story about sisters who come from the same home, but are completely different. Nicole is a normal child and her life is very normal until her younger sister is born with disabilities that are never diagnosed. She must live a life where the world revolves around her sister's care. A tragic event takes her back home to confront everything that she ran away from 10 years ago.
Being a sister, this book hit so close to home. I can't imagine my life without my sister to bounce ideas off of and to not be able to experience having someone always in your court is sad. Although there are some many depressing points in this book, the author kept the story moving, so you didn't feel as though you were left wallowing in negativity.
I was also charged to take a different look at people with disabilities. Through Jenny's character you realize that no matter what mental capabilities a person can show, inside they have a heart and soul. I have not had much interaction recently with persons with disabilities and I actually miss those who were in my life as I grew up.
An ode to the relationship between sisters that should be read by all women who have the privilege of having a sister by their side.
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
Ebook Challenge 2012: 37 out of 25
GR July-Sept 2012 Challenge: Q & A
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Edelweiss. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.