Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star. The theme of this story is memories. Are our memories always what they seem? This is the story of Ginger. A mother, a wife, and a someone who is very conscious of all the hazards around her. She’s a school nurse, who teaches a night class to parents about the dangers that their children face around them every day. Ginger is also trying not to lose her daughter. Her daughter has a new boyfriend (one that she doesn’t like), and in exchange for this boyfriend, she dumped her friends.
The book starts out with a trip that Ginger planned for her family, touring colleges for her daughter to potentially attend, however, the daughter, is not interested in any of these, and sees no point in attending college. It is on this trip that her daughter learns a secret about her mother in an overheard conversation; Ginger had siblings that were never mentioned.
This secret starts our story. The first half of the book alternates between the present and the past. In the present, we see Ginger dealing with the aftermath of the secret reveal. In the past, we see what led to this being a secret. In the past, we see Ginger’s childhood, and the secret. What leads up to this secret that her family doesn’t talk about, and her childhood after this secret. This book was hard to put down, once I thought I had everything figured out, I found out I was wrong.