Tigers, Not Daughters

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Jessica does her best to be Ana. Iridian reads the books Ana left. Rosa tries to find out why Ana came back. A year after Ana Torres fell from her window, the three sisters she left behind are still trying to cope with their grief. When odd things begin happening—laughter with no voice, writing on the walls, things found where they weren’t left—the sisters know Ana has come back. They haven’t seen her, but they know she’s trying to give them a warning. Or a message. Or both.

Despite what it sounds like, this isn’t a ghost story. Life hasn’t been easy for the Torres sisters, and after their desperate attempt at escape, things only get worse. The story is well told, fast-paced, and engaging. Each character is different, but some felt overdone and dramatic at points. Jessica is in an abusive relationship and she knows it, yet can’t seem to get out of it. It’s uncomfortable to read about, but a good insight to how it really is. Tigers, not Daughters is a story about what it means to be family. There is heavy cussing throughout.

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Author Samantha Mabry
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date 2020-03-24
ISBN 9781616208967
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Issue July 2020
Category Young Adult


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