Meet the Sisters, a cool group of girls who support each other through anything – even boys! A few of the girls get dreamy over a new guy in town but they find out the heartache and competition aren’t worth it when he hits on yet another girl.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book was a quick read, something girls could pick up and read quickly or stick in their hip pocket to read while waiting for the bus, friends or in line for lunch.

Content Awareness Factors:

I have to mention the illustrations again here. They were distracting since the girls (and even the Mom) looked “out of it." I’ve never seen a character with such poor posture as Rachel.

Young Reader Reaction

The “Brit” language that appears occasionally in this text was hard for my reader to “get” sometimes. She did like the characters’ clothes and the ease with which you could read the text.

Adult Reader Reaction

My first reaction to the illustrations was that some of these girls looked like they were on drugs and I didn’t like that. On my second read, I tried to ignore that and just look at the story. The quick dialogue was a good thing that kept the story moving quickly most of the time but occasionally it was confusing. The teen reader didn’t even comment on the “look."

Type of Book:
This is a chapter book series for reluctant readers (reading at ages 7-8).
Educational Themes:

The only “educational value” I could recognize is that these might fit well into a classroom library where the kids can borrow books or pick up quick reads for their independent reading time. It is written by a Special Needs Coordinator of longstanding in a school and designed for reluctant readers. Because of that it might be a good choice for that group of students. I think there are better “high readability, low skill needs” books.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 and Up
Age of child:
A twelve-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Skip it. I would neither borrow nor buy this book. It seemed superficial to me but maybe that would appeal to young girls. Kids might want to pick it up and its inexpensive enough that they might want to buy more than one if they liked the first title.

Title Boys!

Siti's Sisters series

Author Helen Orme
Publisher Ransom Publishing © 2007
Illustrators Cathy Brett, Anna Torborg
ISBN 9781841676005
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.95
Genres Friendship
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