Raised in Palm Springs California. A desert rat that writes Young Adult novels and loves all kitties and her family. Can be bribed with chocolate. Published books, Unbreakable Love, Shackled and Becoming Bryn.
Hi my name is Angela Carling and I’m so excited to have a chance to write about sisters today. In Becoming Bryn twin sisters Jesse and Bryn have drifted apart. In fact, Jesse harbors crippling jealousy toward her sister and even dreams of someday kissing Bryn’s completely hot boyfriend.
I don’t have a twin, but I definitely know what it is like to have a sister who makes you crazyJ I know this because, I have a sisterasaurus!
Every day in elementary school, my sister made me carry her lunch box from our house, all the way to the bus stop. Probably out of pure little sister fear, I did what I was told. One day, I decided to rebel against her feigned authority. About halfway to the bus stop, I willfully dropped my sister’s Nancy Drew lunchbox on the hot California pavement and announced that I would not carry it one more step. Boy, I showed her!
No sooner than my heels were set, she set her own by saying. “Either you carry my lunchbox, or we’ll miss the bus.” We were like two gunslingers facing off for a dual.
Now I knew that missing the bus meant that we would have to go back and face the wrath of our stepmom (and I use the word wrath literally). In my little elementary school brain, I figured my sister wouldn’t want that, so I hunkered down, crossed my arms and stared down the long road at the group of kids gathering at the bus stop. Tense minutes ticked by, and even though my heart was pounding like a hammer in my chest, neither of us moved.
Then about a half a mile away, I heard the rumbling of the big yellow school bus heading our direction. Panic began to swell in my chest. I looked at my sister. Her jaw was set tight with determination and her eyes burned with pure determination. I swear in that moment, she looked so mad that could’ve transformed into any other number of Disney villains and I would not have been the least bit surprised.
I knew I was in trouble, but somehow I also knew if I caved now, she’d boss me around forever and not just about carrying her lunchbox! I had to take a stand for all little sisters everywhere.
Before long, the bus came around the corner. Without any fanfare, the bus barreled past us, pick up the kids at the bus stop and drove on.
Later that day as I sat on my bed taking my punishment(my sister claimed it was my fault and my mom believed her) I reminisced about my short lived victory and how it was so worth the trouble.
All these years later, I can laugh about that day. I can also remember days that I felt differently about my sister, that I loved her more than anything in the world and wanted to be just like her. I guess that’s just sisters. I hope as you read Jesse and Brin’s story you can remember funny or endearing things about your siblings, or maybe a friend who filled that sister roll. Either way, the effect is the same, sisters change our lives for better or worse and no matter what, they always stay in our hearts.
For months, Jesse has been envious of her twin sister Bryn and even has a crush on Bryn’s gorgeous, popular boyfriend, Quinton. When Jesse awakens from a coma to learn that everyone thinks she IS Bryn, the option of actually taking over her sister’s life is beyond tempting, but there’s a downside. She’d have to give up Ethan, her best friend and the only person she trusts. Could she actually live as Bryn for the rest of her life? And if her family and friends found out, would they ever forgive her?
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