Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

A woman and mother of a pre-teen girl awakes in the middle of the night to find the ghost of her daughter's friend by her bed. She follows her only to discover the girl has drowned in her family pool. Her daughter knows something but won't tell, and the appearance of this ghost reopens a lot of old wounds from the mother's childhood and what really happened to her Uncle in the woods when he, her father, her and her sister went hunting in the woods when the were around her daughters age.

The main theme is sisters, their connections, their rivalry, and how far one would go to protect the other. A lot of story lines going on throughout, but not so it's hard to follow.

4 stars

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