Tuesday, June 7, 2011
After Alice by Jane Carroll
I couldn't put this book down and read it in one sitting. Another little gem from Australian authoress Jane Carroll. It was published in 1999 and is now out of publication. The main character is Bree and her parents have adopted eight-year old Alice whose mother has recently died. She is coming to live on the farm and Bree can't wait. However, upon her arrival Alice finds the reality of having a new little sister nothing like she had imagined. Sibling rivalry soon rears its ugly head. Bree now finds little solace at school or at home and her special friendships are suddenly in jeopardy. This book would appeal to girls more than boys and would be suitable for 10-12 year olds.