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Gender in YA
Spirituality in Classics
This is one of my favorite books I have read all year, and it is one of my favorite sibling relationships I have ever read. Jude and Noah are twins who have been torn apart by hurtful words and actions, and the novel tells the story of their breaking apart and coming back together. If you have not read this yet, please do.
Marianne and Elinor are a very well-known pair of classic sisters. I love the way Austen contrasts these two opposite sisters and makes their relationship the focus of the novel rather a romantic relationship. I love Austen's humor and wit!
This is an adult novel that has gotten a lot of buzz since it's publication and rightly so. This one tells the story of a mixed American- Chinese family living in Ohio in the 1970's dealing with the death of their daughter/sister. I love how it tells the story of the parents relationship, the two siblings lives, and the life of the dead sister.