Friday, May 8, 2009

Sisters in Sanity by Gale Forman

For sixteen-year-old Brit Hemphill, it's hard to know who she can trust. Convinced she's out of control, her father has sentenced her to Red Rock: a center for supposedly rebellious teens, where the therapy consists of name-calling and the girls who get privileges are the ones who rat out their peers. But then Brit meets V, Bebe, Martha, and Cassie—four girls who keep her from going over the edge. Together, they'll hold on to their sanity and their sisterhood despite the bleak Red Rock reality.
I think a good word to describe this book is refreshing…I hadn’t read a book in quite a while that is filled with so much girl power! Gayle Forman’s characters are fresh and interesting, each with their own obstacles to overcome. The upbeat writing and snappy dialogue keep the pages turning, as well as the adorable romance mixed in. At first I noticed similarities to School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer, but it quickly became a novel all its own—much milder and more uplifting, though it does show some of the atrocities of facilities like Red Rock. If you’re looking for a quick read with an interesting setting, kick-a$$ characters, and lots of girl power, then Sisters in Sanity is the book for you!


Rhiannon Hart said...

Just saw what you're currently reading--Z for Zacharia! I have heard very good things about this book. I love a good dystopian. Requesting it from the library right now. And looking forward to your review too!

Angie said...

I really like the cover of that book. An interesting cover makes me so much more likely to read a book - I'm shallow that way.

Thanks for the review.

~The Book Pixie said...

I totally loved this book. lol. I haven't read School for Dangerous Girls yet but I want to. I can't wait to read Gayle Forman's new book If I Stay.