P.S. I miss you

Jen Petro-Roy

Book - 2018

Forbidden to contact her pregnant sister after her strict Catholic parents send her to stay with a great-aunt, Evie secretly sends her letters, writing about their family, her life, and the new girl in school, June, who may be more than a friend.

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Epistolary fiction
New York : Feiwel and Friends 2018.
First edition
Physical Description
313 pages ; 22 cm
Main Author
Jen Petro-Roy (author)
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Eleven-year-old Evie's world is shaken when her teenage sister Cilla becomes pregnant. Rather than stay and face her strict Catholic parents' reaction, Cilla goes away to give birth. After she places her child up for adoption, Cilla attends a boarding school. Evie misses Cilla terribly and writes to her regularly, which provides the epistolary format for the book. Seventh grade is a challenging time for Evie; her best friends seem more interested in performing in the school play and trying to get boyfriends than in being supportive. Only Evie's new friend June provides solace. June is unlike anyone Evie has ever known. She comes from a family of atheists and openly talks about girls she thinks are cute. As Evie starts to wonder if she and June could be more than just friends, she finds she needs her big sister's advice. Unfortunately, Cilla seems unwilling to respond to any of Evie's letters or to come home for school breaks. The emotional conclusion will resonate with middle school fans of contemporary realistic fiction. VERDICT A strong additional purchase for libraries serving middle schoolers, particularly those seeking more inclusive LGBTQ+ titles.-Shira Pilarski, Farmington Community Library, MI © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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