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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu

Silly is used to feeling left out. Her three older sisters think she’s too little for most things—especially when it comes to dealing with their mother’s unpredictable moods and outbursts. But for Silly, that’s normal. She hardly remembers a time when Mom wasn’t drinking.

This summer, Silly is more alone than ever, and it feels like everyone around her is keeping secrets. Mom is sick all the time, Dad acts like everything’s fine when clearly it isn’t, and Silly’s sisters keep whispering and sneaking away to their rooms together, returning with signs that something mysterious is afoot, and giggling about jokes that Silly doesn’t understand.

When Silly is brought into her sisters’ world, the truth is more exciting than she ever imagined. The sisters have discovered a magical place that gives them what they truly need: an escape from the complications of their home life. But there are dark truths there, too. Silly hopes the magic will be the secret to saving their family, but she’s soon forced to wonder if it just might tear them apart. @goodreads 



I won this book in a Good Reads First Reads Giveaway.

This story is very sad, but it is a truth in the world today.

Priscilla (Silly), Marla & the twins Eleanor and Astrid are all sisters. Silly is the youngest and left out of things with her sisters. They think she is too young until this year they finally let her in on their magical world.

The story is of a beautiful place four sisters have to dream up for them to find their own peace. They live day to day walking on eggshells around their alcoholic mother. Their dad tries, but he doesn't seem to know how to help the situation. The mom has been sent to rehab many times, but it's still ongoing and no one is helping the kids cope so they find a way to cope for themselves.

It's a beautifully, sad story and I really loved it. The author wrote this in a very delicate way and I think incorporating the dream world for the sister is amazing.

I really appreciated the author's note at the beginning of the book telling a little about the story and her own issues.

I would like to thank the publisher for an ARC of this wonderful book. 
4 Stars

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