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Griffin, Adele
New York : Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, 1999
IL 5-8  RL 5.9
ISBN 0786813334
The Other Shepards is the story of the Shepard sisters, 14-year-old Holland and her 12-year-old sister, Geneva.  These two sisters lead a very restricted and protected life because of the 'other Shepards', their three older teen-age siblings who died in a car accident before Holland and Geneva were born. The psychological scar this accident has left on their family has led Geneva to suffer from an obsessive-compulsive disorder, while Holland strives to be the perfect daughter and the perfect sister.  The entry of Annie, a mysterious young artist, into their home and lives, turns the girls' lives around.  Read this book to learn how they gain an understanding of their parents' possessiveness, as well as an ability to deal with it.  Will the current Shepards be able to finally accept and heal their family's wounds, and help make their family stronger?  (Jeannie Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Sisters -- Fiction
                        Identity -- Fiction
                        Family problems -- Fiction
                        Grief -- Fiction
                        New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.


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