by Christine Hurley Deriso
Summer Stetson is almost seventeen, the age at which her sister died. But Summer doesn’t remember Shannon because she was born after Shannon died. Still, Summer is haunted by her perfect sister and all of her wonderful accomplishments. She has always lived in the shadow of her dearly departed sister.
Summer’s aunt presents her with a way to get to know Shannon: Shannon’s diary. But is Summer interested? What could she possibly learn from Shannon’s diary?
Obviously, Summer will learn that Shannon wasn’t so perfect. Not even close. She also learns that her parents couldn’t handle Shannon.
Luckily, Summer is mature enough to digest all that she learns from the diary. And she even learns a little something about herself.
A perfectly nice novel for young adults.