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Everything Has A Purpose

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THE OTHER SISTER by CHERI PARIS EDWARDS

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A family is a miraculous system of people. In one family so many different issues can happen to different family members at the same time. People think it's amazing when families don't get along with one another. I am beginning to wonder if it's amazing when families do continue to love and stick together through thick and thin. In THE OTHER SISTER by CHERI PARIS EDWARDS, there are two sisters who are very different in character. Carla fights a weight problem. Every candy bar calls to her. I think she eats to deal with the emotional pain in her life. Sanita Jasmine deals with her problems by running away from them. In one way both sisters are the same in outlook. You see both sisters fall for the same guy, Terrence Catchings. I couldn't help but think how stressful life must become when two siblings are attracted to the same person because of course, the guy can only pick one sister to love.

"Carla was introverted and naturally gifted academically while Sanita wa…

A SOUND AMONG the TREES by SUSAN MEISSNER

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It is the Civil War in Virginia. It is also the present day in the same state and city. There are flashbacks throughout the novel which I loved to read. There are many letters that were written from Virginia to Maine. These letters were written by Susannah Paige to her cousin Eleanor. A SOUND AMONG the TREES by SUSAN MEISSNER focuses on the harsh realities of the Civil War. It is about the stress of remaining loyal to the South or North. This decision involved families. Families divided and became firmly resolved in whether to fight to uphold slavery or fight to tear down the strong fortress of American bondage.

"Did you know, Eleanor, that one tiny broken thread in a seam an lead to the eventual ruin of the entire garment? One simple bubble of air can ruin a jar of peaches? One decision you make in the blink an eye can alter your life forever?"

Throughout my life I have often heard people are still fighting the war. Isn't that amazing? I think this is why it matters how…

I'm Climbing Up....

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The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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