By Susan Marshall
Dad has moved out and Mom has checked out, leaving the door wide open for the beautiful, erratic Rachel to torment her "loser, loner" younger sister, Nadine. With her family in full meltdown mode, Nadine is alone, trying to cope with Rachel's increasingly unpredictable moods. ... Read more
Dad has moved out and Mom has checked out, leaving the door wide open for the beautiful, erratic Rachel to torment her "loser, loner" younger sister, Nadine. With her family in full meltdown mode, Nadine is alone, trying to cope with Rachel's increasingly unpredictable moods. Friendless, but determined to turn her life around, Nadine meets Anne, who introduces her to field hockey and to her hot twin brothers, Matt and Cameron. As Nadine's star begins to rise, however, Rachel plots to bring her back down, and the tension ratchets up when Rachel starts dating Matt just as Nadine is getting to know Cameron better. When Matt's interest starts to fade, Rachel goes into overdrive. Is Nadine ready to risk it all in a final showdown with her sister?/
One of four daughters - with an unfortunate son arriving smack in the middle - Susan was born and raised in an estrogen-fuelled household in Hamilton, Ontario. Four kids later, she decided to stay at home, becoming a specialist in offspring dispute resolution. Writing had always been a much-loved activity, and she is happy to have a pursuit that allows her to work at home in sweat pants, drink loads of coffee, and engage in random fits of exercise when she needs a break. Susan lives in Toronto.
"Marshall has written a rare book: a YA novel in which serious themes--divorce, isolation, mental health, bullying, etc. --are considered without admonishing readers or beating them over the head with lessons. .. A smart choice for teen readers. " - Kirkus Reviews"Young adults in the intermediate and early high school grades will relate to the situations and characters presented in NemeSIS and will undoubtedly hope that Susan Marshall has a second novel in the works. Recommended. "- CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials
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