TITLE: The Grey Sisters
AUTHOR: Jo Treggiari
PUBLICATION DATE: September 24th, 2019
GENRE: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller
D and Spider have always been close friends, and they are further united in their shared heartbreak: they both lost siblings in a horrific plane crash two years earlier. A chance sighting of a beloved cuddly toy in a photograph of the only survivor spurs D to finally seek closure. She and Spider and their friend, Min, set off on a road trip to the mountainside site of that terrible crash.
Ariel has lived on the mountain all her life. She and her extended family are looked down upon by neighboring townsfolk and she has learned to live by her wits, trusting few people outside of her isolated, survivalist community. A terrifying attack sends her down the mountain for help; on her way, she comes upon the three girls — a chance encounter that will have far-reaching consequences for them all.
I was pretty skeptical about this one because of the low rating on Goodreads. It turned out pretty good though!
I felt like the characters were well rounded and three dimensional, with the exception of Johnathan. I wish we could have learned a little bit more about him. My favorite was probably D, but I also really enjoyed reading from Ariel’s POV.
I think it portrays the different ways of grief really well with D and Spider.
The only thing that I didn’t super love was how each chapter jumped to a different point of view. This was a little confusing.
I liked the ending, though I wish we could have gotten just a little bit more of everyone’s recovery. Especially Min’s, I feel like we didn’t get to see anything of her after the huge ordeal.
Overall I would say this is a quick and interesting read, though it’s not completely memorable.