Where I Want to be

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 150 pages
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Once, Jane was the big sister, teaching Lily to play make believe and protecting her from thunderstorms. But then Lily grew up. She started making friends and dating boys, while Jane wanted to go on playing make believe forever. For Jane, the line between fantasy and reality had always blurred, whereas Lily lived for a future bright with expectation and change. Inevitably, the sisters found a gulf widening between them-Lily reveling in her newfound love, while Jane could only watch, frustrated, from the sidelines. How had her little sister managed to eclipse her?
Then tragedy struck. But the story was not over. . . .
Adele Griffin has crafted a spellbinding book, told in the alternating voices of two very different sisters dwelling on opposite sides of life and death, who are bravely trying to overcome the void and bring light to each other.

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User Review  - Andrea Murray - Goodreads

I have read two of Adele Griffin's other novels, Tighter and Picture the Dead. Both are ghost stories with a twist. I enjoyed both, but this one. . . .not so much. The story was insightful, but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kayla Parker - Goodreads

Where I Want to Be by Adele Griffin is a book about two very different sisters. Jane, the eldest, struggles with boundaries between real and imagination. And when her younger sister Lilly begins to ... Read full review


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Adele Griffin's critically acclaimed novels include The Other Shepards, Amandine and National Book Award Finalist Sons of Liberty. Her numerous awards and accolades include ALA Best Book for Young Adults,ALA Notable, CCBC Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice and Bank Street Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.

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