Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"The Sisters Club: Rule of Three" by Megan McDonald is an
uproarious book for girls. The middle child Steven does
the narration, discussing her intereactions with her
yougner sister Joey and her older sister Alex. Alex is
the breathtaknig actress, Joey is the "Little Women"-
obsessed writer, and Steven is the singing cupcake maker.
Tempers flare when Steven wants to try out for the lead
role in the school's musical--in direct competition with
her sister, who is also auditioning. The ending is happy
but anything but predictable.
This book has everything. The cover is eye-catching
with glitter, doodles, and cake (judging books by their
cover is discouraged, but this one doesn't help the
arguement!). The characters are three-dimensional with
emotions and feelings that seem plausible. Issues like
boys and beauty are confronted while still being age-
appropriate and kid-friendly. Also, in between chapters,
McDonald inserts lists/drawings by Joey and scripted
dialog from Alex (often including her stuffed monkey).
This book is a winner.
City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA