Happy Book Birthday to P.S. I MISS YOU!
In this middle-grade novel, Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister, Cilla, away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. Forbidden from speaking to Cilla, Evie secretly sends her letters.
Evie writes about her family, torn apart and hurting. She writes about her life, empty without Cilla. And she writes about the new girl in school, June, who becomes her friend, and then maybe more than a friend.
Evie could really use some advice from Cilla. But Cilla isn’t writing back, and it’s time for Evie to take matters into her own hands.
P.S. I MISS YOU by Jen Petro-Roy is a heartfelt middle grade novel dealing with faith, identity, and finding your way in difficult times.
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One of my favorite things about Evie is that even though she’s dealing with personal change and family upheaval, she still retains a positive attitude throughout. So I definitely think there’d be a lot of pop music–I can envision Taylor Swift, especially: fun beats with a hint of angst.
Valentine’s cookies, jellybeans, macaroni and cheese, and peanut butter cookies…all of which are mentioned at some point in the book!
I think they’d have a few of those theater ice-breaker games (Evie and her friends are all part of a production of Beauty and the Beast) and lots of silly dancing.
Little toy butterflies to match the beautiful cover. And grab some stationery, so you can write you own letter!
P.S. I MISS YOU is written by Jen Petro-Roy and published by Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. You can buy this book at the retailers below…[Jen Petro-Roy was born, raised, and still lives in Massachusetts, even though she rejects the idea that snow and cold are ever a good thing. She started writing in third grade, when her classroom performed a play she had written. It was about a witch and a kidnapped girl and a brave crew of adventurers who set out to save the day. As a kid, numerous pictures of Jen often featured Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins books clutched in her hand, so it was just a matter of time until she started writing her own books for children.
In the past, Jen has worked as a teacher and a teen and children’s librarian. She loves running, board games, trivia, and swimming, and has a mild obsession with the television show Jeopardy! P.S. I MISS YOU is her debut novel.
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