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#727670 in Books 2015-11-03 2015-11-03Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.20 x .90 x 5.50l, .0 #File Name: 1492620971320 pages | File size: 60.Mb Stacie Ramey : The Sister Pact before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Sister Pact: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Realistic recovery from the suicide of a sisterBy Pink AmyGrade: BAllie and her older sister Leah have a pact to commit suicide if life becomes unbearable. But Leah kills herself and leaves Allie behind, broken and grieving, popping pills, pushing away her friends and family, lying to her therapist, not taking her meds. Everyone lies. Leah lied when she chose to die without Allie. She's spiraling downward and not
even her art can save her.Allie narrates THE SISTER PACT in the voice of a teen in agony, unsure of who she is without her perfect big sister. She's always been overshadowed , Sloppy Seconds, according to Leah. If I had an older sibling who called me that, I'm not sure I'd put her high on a pedestal as Allie did. Allie didn't see her sister as troubled, but perfect.Stacie Ramey had me hooked in her freshman effort from the beginning. She did a great job portraying Allie's grief process and development of insight into Leah and into herself. I'll definitely look for her next book. Many of the characters felt unique, although there were some stereotypes like the boy next door, a possible love interest who has climbed through her window since childhood.THEMES: grief, depression, substance abuse, siblings, sisters, high school, peer pressure, dating, friendshipTHE SISTER PACT is a realistic story of a teen recovering from the suicide of her sister.1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. A Promise of Great Stories to ComeBy Terri FarleyTwo sisters, Leah and Allie, take control of a dark family life by hoarding pills and swearing a suicide pact. If things get too bad, theyll go out on their own terms together.But Allie is the left behind when her older sister Leah commits suicide alone and Allie is haunted. Whether Leah is a ghost or hallucination isnt the central question of this book. Allie seeks the answer to a more important question: why did Leah take her own life?Allie is an painter, Leah is a dancer and their arts are braided around a nightmarish core of bewildered loss, making Stacie Rameys first novel is a promise of great stories to come.1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. I'm not sure if it was the rawness and honesty in Allie trying desperately to hold it all together and return to school like a nBy LynnI devoured this book in 2 days. I felt completely drawn in from the first chapter. I'm not sure if it was the rawness and honesty in Allie trying desperately to hold it all together and return to school like a normal person after her sister commits suicide or if was the beautifully colorful way Stacy describes every detail of every emotion. Between the story itself and the detailed description of each character in felt like of knew Allie and wanted to fight for her survival. I highly recommend this book for both young adults and adults alike. Who holds your secrets?Allie is devastated when her sister commits suicide-and it's 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. "A well-written portrait, not just of grief but also of the pain of realizing you didn't really know someone you thought you were close to. Ramey's haunting novel is reminiscent of Jennifer Brown's Hate List (2009), with similar themes of devastating hindsight, and GayleForman's I Was Here (2015), which also captures the desperation to make sense of a loved one's suicide... A heavy but powerful read that tackles big topics without letting them drag the narrative down." Booklist"A powerful story of redemption, forgiveness, love, and the ability to persevere." - VOYA Magazine"The story reads like Go Ask Alice...As Allie learns the many sordid secrets of her sister's concealed life, she begins to understand the powerful influence her sister had on her and, a talented painter, struggles to find her own voice. " Kirkus"The story is well written and will hold teens' interest" - School Library ConnectionAbout the AuthorStacie Ramey learned to read at a very early age to escape the endless tormenting from her older siblings. She attended the University of Florida where she majored in communication sciences and Penn State where she received a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology. When she's not writing, she engages in Netflix wars with her children or beats her husband in Scrabble. She lives in Wellington, Florida with her husband, three children, and two rescue dogs.