Nayuleska has give Chosen Sister a 9 out of 10 at Nayu’s Reading Corner. I really like her way of suggesting other similar books at the bottom because I haven’t read either of those and they look great. It makes me think I should try to list out all my favorite books with fun sibling relationships.
As the oldest of eight children, my ups and downs with my brothers and sisters growing up is something I remember quite well. I like stories that show those sorts of family relationships and explore them, one reason I came up with the whole idea for “Chosen Sister”. When one of my younger brothers or sisters got to do something special I was always jealous, but easily moved to be protective if they ran into trouble. While I grew up with stories like Joseph and his brother’s in the bible, I could never imagine of being so jealous of my own brothers and sisters that I would want to harm them like that. I feel like most older sisters and brothers would be more inclined, despite the disappointment of not getting the special treatment, to look out for their younger siblings. I had fun exploring the emotions and limits of that though in my novel.