GIRLS IN TROUBLE. That's what Sylvie Blake's older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, way back when they were just girls themselves. Now Julia has disappeared — and no one knows for sure if she wants to be away, or if she's the one in trouble. Then a copy of their old storybook arrives with a mysterious list inside, and Sylvie begins to see signs of her sister, and their favorite fairy tales, everywhere she goes.
With the help of her best friend's enigmatic brother and his beat-up car, Sylvie sets out to follow the strange signs right to Julia and return to New York with her in tow. But trouble comes in lots of forms — and Sylvie soon learns that the damsel in distress is often the only one who can save herself. Janet McNally's imaginative story of sisterhood shows that the fiercest of loves are often the ones that exist outside of happily-ever-afters.
"It’s been one year since 16-year-old Sylvie’s sister Julia left New York; one year spent trying to fill her shoes at the National Ballet Theatre Academy while everyone pretends Julia didn’t overdose on painkillers after a career-ending injury. The only sibling still living at home — artist brother Everett lives in Nashville — Sylvie navigates lingering feelings of betrayal, grief, and guilt alone until she discovers a cryptic list of names in her childhood book of fairy tales.... McNally’s vivid imagery and exquisite, poetic language — with an ever so slightly sinister undercurrent — weave shimmering, slow-building tension throughout." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Publication Date||Aug 14, 2018|