Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
From the author of HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT, the story of a fractured family and three sisters' secrets The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless. Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it. And so the confessions begin....
- Hardback | 313 pages
- 147 x 213 x 29mm | 440g
- 01 Sep 2010
- Scholastic US
- New York, NY, United States
About Natalie Standiford
Natalie Standiford is the author of HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT, CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS, and THE SECRET TREE. She is originally from Maryland, but now lives in New York City and plays in the all-YA-author band Tiger Beat.
Our customer reviews
I wasn't sure about this book. It sounded interesting and after reading a couple of good reviews and decided to try it. I'm glad I read it. Natalie Standiford is such a great writer, I really liked her writing style. It was easy to read her book and like the characters. The Sullivan's are such an interesting family! They are wealthy but actually depends on their rich grandmother, who is very strict and scary. The plot is focused on the three Sullivan's sisters, Norris, Jane and Sassy. Everyone in the family thinks one of them, or maybe the three of them, may have done something to anger their grandmother, so the three of them decided to write a confessions and maybe she'll reconsider to add them again on her will. Each of the sisters have their own space in the book, and I really liked this. It's actually divided in three parts. Personally, I preferred Norris's story. I felt more connected with her, she was the older sister and was more responsible, but fell in love. Her story may not be very original but it's romantic. Jane is the second sister but I didn't connect with her, because I didn't understand her actions. She decided to open a blog to write all her family secrets, since she's convinced her family is evil. Instead, Sassy, the youngest sister, was very cute. She seems to be kind of childish, but she has a good heart and the best intentions. Her confession was funny, she believed she was immortal, but it's also a little bit sad. It was different to read a book with so many protagonist and different points of view, and I enjoyed it. I liked that in the end, each of the girls actually matured, that they understood what they have done with her actions and that they decided to be better persons, while always being themselves. Overall, I really liked Confessions Of The Sullivan Sisters. It was interesting and funny to read, and I'm sure I'll read more books from this author.show moreby Maria Guajardo (GABY)
The Sullivans are in for quite a shock. Their normally joyous Christmas holiday is tarnished when the family matriarch, known to everyone as Almighty, announces she is dying and threatens to write the whole family out of her will unless the family member who committed some unimaginable sin confesses. She wants their confessions in writing by New Year's Day. The three Sullivan girls immediately assume they have committed whatever crime has offended their dear, controlling grandmother. Each sister begins writing her confession. Norrie, the eldest, is certain that she offended Almighty at her debutante ball. Almighty had such specific plans and wishes for Norrie's special day, and Norrie knows her behavior was not at all up to her grandmother's rigid standards. Middle sister, Jane, has never really conformed to Almighty's ideal of a perfect granddaughter, so it is not a huge leap for her to imagine she is the guilty party. It is also fairly easy to guess that her offense is the creation of a blog called myevilfamily.com. Oh, the things Jane has revealed about everyone in her prestigious Baltimore family. Sassy, the youngest, has been riddled with guilt long before Almighty threatened to write them all out of inheriting her millions. Sassy is convinced that she is guilty of murdering someone near and dear to her grandmother's heart. Her confession will hopefully restore the family honor, but will most likely result in her own imprisonment. Author Natalie Standiford takes readers on a wild ride as each sister recounts recent scandalous events in an effort to soothe their grandmother's ruffled feathers. The novel is filled with pleas for forgiveness, some motivated by honest feelings and regret, and others not. The results of everyone's soul searching turn out to reveal some surprising information about everyone in the family. Fans of Standiford's HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT will want to check this one out.show moreby TeensReadToo