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Tigers, Not Daughters

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Grieving sisters find strength in enchanting, ghostly drama.

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Stories of families in crisis are tremendously popular, and this ghostly tale of four sisters brims with atmosphere and enchantment. Tigers, Not Daughters takes inspiration from King Lear, Anne Rice, and Little Women. Set in San Antonio, Texas, the plot is a rich mixture of magical realism and domestic drama. Each Torres sister is a force to be reckoned with, and author Samantha Mabry gives them plenty of opportunities to display their multidimensionality. As the tension builds to a haunted, explosive conclusion, readers will find themselves rooting for the girls and wishing for their healing. Tough, earthy, and humorous, Tigers, Not Daughters will please a wide readership.

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