Sibling Characters in Books

Posted May 1, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments


Sibling Characters in Books
So, there’s this book that came out earlier this week and I just finished reading it. It’s all about twin sisters and it really got me thinking about books that deal mainly with sisters or siblings and how there aren’t enough of them out there! What’s this book that I’m talking about?
Twins:
I loved the concept of The Secrets We Keep and it really got me thinking about how awesome it would be to have a twin. I’ve read a few books about twins and I’ve loved pretty much every single book I’ve read. I just wish that there were more out there! (If there are and I didn’t mention them in this post, please recommend them to me!)  
1. Her Fearful Symmentry by Audrey Niffenegger (I haven’t read this one yet. But it’s my friend’s favorite book. She talks about it all the time. Even bought it for me for my birthday one year. I’m thinking I just need to read it!)
2. The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver (review up 5-2-15)
3. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
5. The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (review up 5-4-15)
**I also read a book in high school and I cannot remember the title or the author. It was a YA/Children’s book, published before 2007, about a girl who is haunted by dead twin who drowned. I read it twice and I cannot find it! So, you know the title of that book, let me know!**
Siblings (other than twins):
I only have a brother and he was really annoying for the majority of my life but the past few years we’ve become really close and I would consider him one of my best friends. So to read books about siblings is always a good thing. I just wish there were more books who deal with siblings who care about each other.
2. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
3. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
**I’m sure I’m missing a lot more**
So let’s talk!
I know I am most likely missing a lot of books that could be on this list. So tell me, which ones have I forgotten? Which ones did you enjoy the most? Which ones are you looking forward to?
Stephanie
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0 responses to “Sibling Characters in Books

  1. I find in YA novels, there are either characters who have really present families, or no families at all. WHERE IS THE IN BETWEEN? Um, the only other books with siblings I can think of are I Was Here and Wonder. Oh, and I think there are twins in I'll Give You the Sun, but I haven't read it yet, so I can't confirm…
    Beth x
    http://www.thequietpeople.com

  2. I can think of a few more books about siblings that you haven't listed 🙂 All of them brought something, be it diversity, or simply a story of the importance of the love of siblings. I agree with you that there's not enough of it in fiction since romance often takes over but if you look hard enough, you'll see that there aren't that few either. So here goes, my list with short descriptions:

    I Love I Hate I Miss my Sister by Amélie Sarn — About two Muslim sisters living in France. One sister is very religious, while the other is very liberal. Both are faced with discrimination for the choices. (Based on a true story.)

    Life as It Comes by Anne-Laure Bondoux — Also set in France. Two sisters, five years apart lose their parents to a car accident. The elder sister is appointed as the legal guardian of the younger one.

    Outside Beauty by Cynthia Kadohata — This one could be classified as either YA or MG. Four sisters have the same mother who raised them herself. But when she gets into an accident, they are each sent to their different fathers. During their period of separation, the strength of their sisterly bonds emerge.

    My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick — If you haven't heard of the Garretts, you're missing out! Haha. I forgot how many brothers were involved in the book but there were a lot. The youngest was so adorable, he's still left an impression on me.

    The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab — An estranged elder sister returns to the family after she left to become a nun. In her absence, the younger sister and MC had been treated like an only child. Now she has to adjust to a stranger living in her home.

    The Space Between Us by Jessica Martinez — Two sisters are driven apart for keeping secrets, and then only have each other left to rely on.

    Pirouette by Robyn Bavati — Twins! They got separated at birth and cross paths for the fist time at a dance camp.

    There Will Come a Time — Mark lost his twin sister to an accident and is grappling with his grief, leaning on his late sister's best friend. They decide to complete his sister's bucket list, which allows him to honour her and find himself.

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