Stacie Ramey

Who holds your secrets? 

Allie is devastated when her sister commits suicide-and it's not just because she misses her. Allie feels betrayed. The two made a pact that they'd always be together, in life and in death, but Leah broke her promise and Allie needs to know why.

Her parents hover. Her friends try to support her. And Nick, sweet Nick, keeps calling and flirting. Their sympathy only intensifies her grief.

But the more she clings to Leah, the more secrets surface. Allie's not sure which is more distressing: discovering the truth behind her sister's death or facing her new reality without her.

A new, emotional novel from Stacie Ramey, the author of The Sister Pact

They say you can never go home-and John's about to find out just how true that is.

John's mother kicked him out of the house when she couldn't handle his anger, and John's spent the last few years bouncing between relatives. But after his last scrape with the law, there's nowhere for him to go but home.

Starting senior year at a new high school and fitting into the family that shut him out is a challenge. And it's all that John can do to keep from turning back to bad habits. Lacrosse training helps him focus. As does Emily, the girl next door. She's sweet and smart, and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. Maybe he's ready to trust again. But tragedy has a way of finding John, and he must decide between saving his family or saving himself.

This engaging story will appeal to all readers and will help troubled teens realize that there can be help out there for what’s going on in their lives.
— School Library Connection
 
 
 
 
photo: Hannah Mayo Photography

photo: Hannah Mayo Photography

 

Praise for The Sister Pact:

“The story reads like Go Ask Alice…As Allie learns the many sordid secrets of her sister's concealed life, she begins to understand the powerful influence her sister had on her and, a talented painter, struggles to find her own voice.” Kirkus Review

"A well-written portrait, not just of grief but also of the pain of realizing you didn't really know someone you thought you were close to. Ramey's haunting novel is reminiscent of Jennifer Brown's Hate List (2009), with similar themes of devastating hindsight, and Gayle
Forman's I Was Here (2015), which also captures the desperation to make sense of a loved one's suicide... A heavy but powerful read that tackles big topics without letting them drag the narrative down." - Booklist

"A powerful story of redemption, forgiveness, love, and the ability to persevere." - VOYA Magazine

 The Sister Pact is a 2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks selection

 

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