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The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh
After their mother’s probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia—who can see sounds, taste words, and smell sights—is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother’s unfinished novel to lay her spirit properly to rest.
Already resentful of Olivia’s foolish quest and her family’s insistence upon her involvement, Jazz is further aggravated when they run into trouble along the way and Olivia latches to a worldly train-hopper who warns he shouldn’t be trusted. As they near their destination, the tension builds between the two sisters, each hiding something from the other, until they are finally forced to face everything between them and decide what is really important.
Jazz and Olivia, sisters. Different as night and day. Jazz is practical, steady, Olivia is dreamy- she sees the world in a completely different way. When their mother dies, it rocks both of their worlds. Jazz gets even more forward thinking, logical, and ready for her life to begin. Olivia, though, takes her dreamy mindset to even deeper levels- she’s convinced that if she can get to the bogs, where her mother’s never finished book was set, that she can feel something, perhaps a sense of peace.
When Olivia decides she’s going to the bogs, with or without Jazz, Jazz is worried, yet she feels something else as well. When her grandmother and father basically guilt Jazz into catching up with Olivia and going on this road-trip- Jazz feels pressure, feels tired of people using guilt trips on her.
Jazz hopes this trip will be short- she has a job, a life to get back to and she’s tired of Olivia getting her way, of being able to follow her desires. After an accident on the way to the bogs, the trip seems to end really before it begins. But Olivia has other plans- and she hops a freight train with the help of some of other train-hoppers and makes friends with a man, Hobbs, who Olivia trusts- even though he says she should not.
As Olivia and Jazz embark on this journey, a journey that one wants to go on and the other is going out of a sense of obligation, secrets are revealed. Each sister begins to see why she’s on this trip and what their life is. Will Olivia and Jazz make it to the Crystal Glades? Will this trip help them understand each other on a deeper level, perhaps even wipe away some past resentments? Or will their past and the stress of the differences between the girls prevent this trip from being all it could be?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts
This is my first Therese Walsh book. When the opportunity presented itself to review THE MOON SISTERS, I jumped at it. It sounded wonderful and I was intrigued by the description of Jazz and Olivia. Each sister had something special about her, something that I could like and relate to- but neither sister was perfect. Jazz, at times, was too rigid of a character. Olivia, with her dreamy self and her muse-like ways, was beautiful and magical- yet, sometimes I almost wanted to shake her for some of her behavior.
As I read, as I got further in the story- I began to see why the girls were they way they were. And, with that, my love for these girls, for their stories, increased ten-fold. This story, the story beginning with their mother’s probable suicide- is about so much more. It’s captivating, interesting, with turns of phrase and beautiful writing that keeps you turning pages.
THE MOON SISTERS is not a book that I will easily forget, and I highly recommend reading this book!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
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