Blog Tour: Book Review – I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler

I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler:
“For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel envy…”

Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that’s okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. Yet the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn’t hold it together, who will?

Janet Gurtler tests the bonds of sisterhood in this moving debut that readers of Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen will savor.

I’m Not Her is a touching, emotional story that I enjoyed.  It seemed like a realistic portrayal of how cancer can effect not only the person who has it but their family and friends as well.

There is a great cast of complex characters in this story, all of whom I cared about.  This was not a depressing book to read but it was emotional.  Just when it seemed like things were looking up for Kristina were thrown a devastating twist that I didn’t see coming.

A book I would recommend to those who enjoy contemporary young adult fiction.

Rating: 4 Stars

Content: language, teen sex is mentioned but there is no sex scene

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