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  - Emily Rawlings - Goodreads

Absolutely stunning. Loved the content and the plot of this book even though it confused me half the book. Would definitely recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

This is the story of Lily and Jane. They are two very different teenage sisters. Lily is outgoing and popular. Jane is introverted and avoids social events. She also suffers from mental illness. As ... 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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