Perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Sarah Dessen, Janet McNally’s imaginative story of sisterhood shows that the fiercest of loves are often the ones that exist outside of happily-ever-afters.
GIRLS IN TROUBLE. That’s what Sylvie Blake’s older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, way back when they were just girls themselves. Now Julia has disappeared—and no one knows for sure if she wants to be away, or if she’s the one in trouble.
Then a copy of their old storybook arrives with a mysterious list inside, and Sylvie begins to see signs of her sister, and their favorite fairy tales, everywhere she goes.
With the help of her best friend’s enigmatic brother and his beat-up car, Sylvie sets out to follow the strange signs right to Julia and return to New York with her in tow. But trouble comes in lots of forms—and Sylvie soon learns that the damsel in distress is often the only one who can save herself.
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Janet McNally is the author of the novels The Looking Glass and Girls in the Moon, as well as a prizewinning collection of poems, Some Girls. She has an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and her stories and poems have been published widely in magazines. She has twice been a fiction fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts. Janet lives in Buffalo, New York, with her husband and three little girls, in a house full of records and books, and teaches creative writing at Canisius College. You can visit her online at www.janetmmcnally.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book thinking it would be a great read over my lazy vacation but then it arrived early and I devoured it in one (nearly sleepless) night. The Looking Glass is a contemporary novel infused with magic and poetry and the very badass Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. I was in awe as McNally wove together elements of fairy tale retellings in modern day New York, magical realism and the secret language of sisters forged in childhood. Oh, and there’s a lovely, swoony romance too. This book truly blew me away as only the best storytelling can do. I’d read and loved McNally’s debut novel, Girls in the Moon, so I was glad her sophomore novel was just as dreamy, brilliant and absorbing. If you love a compelling quest (road trip!!!) with immersive writing, this novel is perfect. My only regret is that I didn’t linger in the pages because McNally’s writing is so poetic and lovely that it deserves to be read slowly and savored.