Book Review: Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry #TigersNotDaughters #YoungAdult #BookReview

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

Blurb:

The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say.
 
In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award–longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves an aching, magical novel that is one part family drama, one part ghost story, and one part love story.

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This Week’s Reads and Happenings: Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry – Hatchet & The River by Gary Paulsen #Reading #AmReading #Books

This has been a crazy week so far! On Monday came the freeze, which is going to last most of this week. I had to get all of our plants out of the greenhouse and into the garage which was a big project. As much as I love winter, when it comes in late like this and ruins spring flowers, it’s a total drag. Our lilacs were going to bloom, but I doubt they will now, and that’s something I look forward to every year. At least we were able to enjoy the trees in bloom for a few days. Walking outside yesterday to the woods, now turned white, after everything was so lush, green, and beautiful was just bizarre.

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