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A pair of soon-to-be stepsisters creates a plan that will stop their parents from getting married—but they soon learn that matters of the heart can surprise you! This is a fresh sister story evocative of The Parent Trap with LGBTQ themes for the modern reader.
Autumn is looking forward to summer vacation. She and her best friend plan on going to all the best ice cream places their stomachs can handle—and in NYC, the possibilities can’t get any sweeter.
Linnea is still not over the fact that her dad has found love after her parents' divorce. Luckily, she can take out all her feelings on the tennis courts for a winning summer.
But then Autumn and Linnea discover the news: their parents are getting married. Autumn will be moving to the suburbs to live with her soon-to-be stepdad and stepsister, which means kissing the fun summer with her best friend goodbye. For Linnea, she knows her dream of getting her parents back together is officially over.
Devastated, the two of them come up with an idea: if they can split up their parents, their lives can go back to normal. As Autumn and Linnea secretly try to sabotage everything from date nights to wedding planning, the two of them discover that having a sister is not the worst thing after all . . . but will they learn about love in a whole new way?
"A sweet and compelling story on the many unexpected and wonderful shapes love and family can take.”—Rachel Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart
About the Author
Auriane Desombre is a middle-school teacher and freelance editor. She holds an MA in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing for Children & Young Adults. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Sammy, who is a certified bad boy. She is the author of I Think I Love You, and The Sister Split is her middle-grade debut.
Praise for The Sister Split:
"A sweet and compelling story on the many unexpected and wonderful shapes love and family can take. Filled with the growing pains of self-discovery and first crushes, this book is as heartwarming as it is fun.”—Rachel Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart
Praise for Auriane Desombre:
"A fun exploration."—School Library Journal
"An emotional and important message that will certainly resonate with readers." —The Nerd Daily
"Fabulously fun, quirly and entertaining." —Utopia State of Mind
"A cinematic classic fit for the big screen." —Bookstacked
“This funny, sweet book is a necessary addition to any library.” —Booklist
“The realistically middle grade voice pairs with a raw, real portrayal of a tween navigating a newly blended family and a burgeoning queer identity.” —Publishers Weekly