Elsie Stone misses her little sister Hannah who died nine years ago while the family vacationed in Maine. Now at fifteen Elsie wants to stand up to her father and take her mother away from the violence that rules their lives. She must take a chance on Skylar, a boy that wants to be her friend. Together they need to find a way for Elsie and her mom to escape and return to Maine to uncover the truth behind Hannah’s death. Was her father responsible for her sister’s death? How can they find a safe place to go where he won’t find them?  Buy Stone Sisters

Reviews of Stone Sisters

TFH5.0 out of 5 stars Getting realReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2013Verified PurchaseWard nails the voice of young teens as embodied by her heroine, Elsie Stone. Young adults can relate to Elsie because she is real – not a super hero, not a witch or vampire, or ninja rock-climber/slingshot-slayer. She’s an ordinary teenager trying to deal with dysfunctional adults engaged in domestic violence. Strong – yet vulnerable, Elsie grows into her role as leader in the quest to solve the mystery of her sister’s death. Along the way she learns about betrayal,jealousy,courage,sacrifice, and love. In the end she finds the truth, and her own hidden strength. A must-read for all young adults, with something extra for those struggling with domestic violence: Hope.

F. Keating5.0 out of 5 stars A story that resonatesReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2013Verified PurchaseI did not want to put this down. It’s a captivating story and easy to read. At the same time, you will find yourself thinking about the main characters even when you are not reading, and long after you have finished. This is the kind of book that will resonate with many, whether they do or do not share some of the experiences that the main character describes. There are hints of abuse in many relationships, and the kaleidoscope of abusive traits is very well laid out throughout this book. Thus, it is not only entertaining as a story, it is also an important book. The author clearly knows about what she writes, and writes about what she knows