Where I Want to Be

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Speak, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 150 pages
16 Reviews
As children, sisters Jane and Lily were inseparable. But as Lily grew up, older sister Jane wanted to forever stay in the makebelieve worlds they had created when they were young. For Jane, the line between fantasy and reality had always been blurred. Then tragedy strikes, and Lily is forced to take on the role of the big sister. But will she be able to carry on and live her life in real time when Jane is forever stuck in a world that is different from reality? With two voices and a haunting narrative, Adele Griffin tells a tale of two sisters whose bond is so strong that it ties them together even after death.

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User Review  - Denyvi - Goodreads

COMFORT: I chose this book because I was so interested in the plot; it was about two sisters who were inseparable, and Jane dies and leaves Lily, who suffers from depression, alone to grow up. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sheppard Memorial Library - Goodreads

I listened to this book on CD. It takes place in alternating chapters, each one narrated by a different sister. Jane has recently died in a terrible accident and it takes awhile to understand that her ... 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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