In this epistolary middle-grade debut novel, a girl who's questioning her sexual orientation writes letters to her sister, who was sent away from their strict Catholic home after becoming pregnant.Eleven-year-old Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. But when her parents forbid her to even speak to Cilla, she starts sending letters. Evie writes letters about her family, torn apart and hurting. She writes about her life, empty without Cilla. And she writes about the new girl in school, June, who becomes her friend, and then maybe more than a friend.As she becomes better friends with June, Evie begins to question her sexual orientation. She can only imagine what might happen if her parents found out who she really is. She could really use some advice from Cilla. But Cilla isn't writing back....
|Title||:||P.S. I Miss You|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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P.S. I Miss You Reviews
It's a snow day today, so I decided to read for awhile ... and wound up finishing the whole thing! This wasn't predictable. It was messy, complicated, heartfelt, and believable. I could've used this book when I was Evie's age, questioning religion, figuring out where I fit with friends and school, and realizing my parents were flawed. The author captures the age perfectly. For many middle-grade readers, this book can be both important mirrors and windows.
This book was equal parts sweet, touching, and heartbreaking. I felt and rooted for Evie along her journey and I thought that her relationships—and her questions about the world and of herself—read very believably. Her strong voice carried through the whole novel and while it does deal with some sadness, I felt inspired by the end. What a lovely middle grade debut!
In this powerful debut novel, seventh grader Evie is lost and confused in Massachusetts when her beloved older sister Cilla leaves without saying goodbye. While Evie knows that Cilla is pregnant and has been sent to stay with an elderly relative in Virginia so that no one outside the family knows about her condition, she still loves her sister and is trying to understand why she changed her mind about keeping the baby. Thus, she writes a series of letters to her sister. Although readers never ge ...more
This beautiful, moving story celebrates the deep connection between sisters. Evie's letters to her older sister Cilla, sent away by conservative Catholic parents after becoming pregnant in high school, give such a detailed glimpse into the life and mind of the seventh grade protagonist. Evie's admiration for Cilla shines throughout, as well as the way she sees herself as akin to her sister -- is she a sinner in her parents' eyes, too, because she has a crush on her female friend, June? I loved f ...more
Compulsively readable and extremely well written. I couldn't put it down. Some very intense subject matter and events that could be hard for sensitive children.
This book. Go get it now. I’ll wait. I don’t want to include spoilers, but I will say that I loved reading this epistolary novel because it was refreshing to know Evie’s thoughts in an uncensored way. I think this is one of those books that I will be thinking about for a long time to come.
This gorgeous book will wreck you! But in a good way? I found Evie so relatable (and sweet). It's going to be life-changing for young LGB+ kids that have never seen themselves in a book before. The ending had me all teary, and I loved seeing a story that didn't come to a tidy little conclusion. This is a heartbreaking but hopeful (and true to life) story about a lesbian growing up in a strict, conservative household. Evie's character growth was perfect. I loved watching her come into her own!
I’ve been wanting to write a review of this book for a few days, but this book just tore my heart apart and I’m not sure what to write to do this book justice. There was so much to this book that reminded me of my own upbringing in a religious family. I loved Evie’s letters and how vulnerable she was in them. I love that in this book, young girls who are questioning their feelings and discovering their sexuality, will have an ally.