Echo’s Sister (hardcover)
by Paul Mosier
Echo’s Sister‘s name is Laughter, or El, for short. On El’s first day of seventh grade at a new school, she finds out her younger sister Echo has cancer, and this news devastates her. She goes through all of the emotions- abandonment, fear, grief, resentment, anger, etc. as Echo goes through chemo and her family learns to deal with the news and reality of cancer. However, El finds herself surrounded by love and support, but it takes her awhile to realize it.
What I liked about this book was the positivity the characters had, despite the cancer. It really made me want to go and join a group to support cancer patients, or fundraise for someone who needs the support. I think that if you aren’t directly affected by cancer, it is something you just won’t think about supporting, but there are so many needs that the families have. Cancer is honestly my biggest fear, and I hope and pray no one in my family ever has to experience it. This book gives a perspective that makes me really feel for the families of patients.
What I didn’t like about this book is that it gave me a sore throat, because I kept trying not to cry! I hate crying. My throat hurts, my nose is running, and my eyes are still watery. Plus, I used many tissues. Ugh too many emotions! 😉
Book 2 of 2019