Saturday, February 25, 2012

Irises by Francisco X. Stork

I hope this author sounds familiar to you? He tackled autism in Marcelo in the Real World and at-risk kids in The Last Summer of the Death Warriors. Both are worth a look if you missed them!

Kate and Mary are two sisters (ages 16 and 18) living in El Paso, Texas. Their mother is in a vegetative state, but their religious father won't even contemplate pulling the plug.  But when their preacher father suddenly dies, the two girls must make some serious decisions. Follow their dreams? Follow their father's wishes? Try to make it on their own? Or together? Should they make decisions based on love or money right now?

Isn't that a great cover? I also loved how the author tackled issues like euthanasia and death without resorting to something as sappy as a Lurlene McDaniel plot line.

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