The Worst Thing She Ever Did by Alice Kuipers
Everybody Hurts, Sometimes!
Sophie is just trying to get on with things, isn't that what they tell you to do after something like this. She's sure she would be fine if people would just stop asking how she's doing. She doesn't want to talk about it, she doesn't even want to think about. She just wants to be left alone.
But slowly Sophie is coming to realise that she is not fine. Not by a long shot. Last summer Sophie's world was turned upside down and nothing has been right since, not her friendship with her best friend, not her relationship with her mother, and certainty not her own mind.
Sophie is angry all the time and living with the pain of what happened, the guilt, is tearing her apart. She doesn't want to think about it but its always on her mind, her sister is always on her mind and she can never forget her and what happened. But maybe, eventually, she can learn to live with it.
The Worst Thing She Ever Did is a beautifully moving story full of heart about the loss, pain, confusion and anger felt when those you love are taken from you. Very much a bitter-sweet story of tragedy and grief, it is an emotional book that will bring tears to your eyes. Brilliantly written with feeling, you wont be able to put this book down.
Price (AU): $19.95
Recommended age: 12+
In a word: Loss
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: five out of five