The Secret Language of Sisters

The Secret Language of Sisters When Ruth Ann Roo McCabe responds to a text message while she s driving her life as she knows it ends The car flips and Roo winds up in a hospital bed paralyzed Silent Everyone thinks she s in a co

  • Title: The Secret Language of Sisters
  • Author: Luanne Rice
  • ISBN: 9780545839556
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Ruth Ann Roo McCabe responds to a text message while she s driving, her life as she knows it ends The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed Silent Everyone thinks she s in a coma, but Roo has locked in syndrome she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it She s trapped inside her own body, screaming to be hearWhen Ruth Ann Roo McCabe responds to a text message while she s driving, her life as she knows it ends The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed Silent Everyone thinks she s in a coma, but Roo has locked in syndrome she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it She s trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard.Mathilda Tilly is Roo s sister and best friend She was the one who texted Roo and inadvertently caused the accident Now, Tilly must grapple with her overwhelming guilt and her growing feelings for Roo s boyfriend, Newton the only other person who seems to get what Tilly is going through.But Tilly might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her sister s condition who can see through Roo s silence to the truth underneath.Somehow, through medicine or miracles, will both sisters find a way to heal Told from alternating perspectives, this gorgeous, unputdownable story of love, hope, and redemption marks bestselling author Luanne Rice s dazzling entry into the world of YA.

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    1. Wow, the blame game totally ruined my experience of this book. In no way is the sender of a text to blame for an accident. It's up to the driver to drive responsibly.

    2. Um Elo Inquebrável - 'Atão' ?! Nunca mais chegas?- Tem calma! Já vou a caminho!- Quanto tempo?- (Sem resposta)- R E S P O N D E- Ok, ok! 5 minutos!A mulher e o cão surgem do nada, o carro descontrola-se, capota e o mundo pára!E foi assim que Roo, num momento de desatenção motivado por uma troca de mensagens de texto com Tilly, a sua querida irmã-melhor-amiga , se viu subitamente paralisada, num aparente estado de coma.É notória a preocupação da autora em alertar para os eventuais pe [...]

    3. Uma leitura chocante. Uma leitura que nos faz parar para pensar. Um verdadeiro murro no estômago.Um livro que nos relembra que não podemos dar nada como certo e que a vida pode mudar em 5 segundos, e nem sempre para melhor.Mas também é um livro que nos aquece o coração e que nos faz acreditar nos laços familiar e de amizade. Faz-nos acreditar que mesmo com os piores cenários é sempre possível ter esperança.Um livro que aconselho.

    4. Acredito que tudo na vida tem uma razão de ser. Interrompi o livro que lia para iniciar este. É uma história inspiradora que nos transmite uma clara ideia: não enviar msg de telemóvel quando vamos ao volante. Uma história de relações de sangue com dois pontos de vista diferentes: o da Tiily e o da Roo. Seria um livro para dar 3,5*, mas como disse antes tudo na vida tem uma razão de ser e este momento foi o indicado para esta leitura. Um segundo, basta um segundo para tudo na vida mudar. [...]

    5. Este é um livro bastante comovente, que aborda um tema atual e polémico: o perigo de enviar mensagens por telefone durante a condução; aliás, recomendo-o a quem tem o hábito de o fazer, pois acredito que será um bom incentivo para perder essa tendência.Ficamos igualmente com uma ideia bastante clara do que é a Síndrome do Encarceramento (ou Síndrome de Locked-in), e o que significa passar a viver com esse transtorno neurológico raro. Para quem leu "Viver depois de Ti" de Jojo Moyes e [...]

    6. The Secret Language of Sisters is a very deep story that has a huge meaning. This story shows you the true meaning of sisters. It is about love, kindness and determination. The Secret Language of Sisters is about two sisters. One of them, Tilly, is in ninth grade and is having to live up to her sister's reputation. The other, Rue, is in twelfth grade and has many smarts, is the teacher's favorite, has excellent photography skills, is always on time, and has a boyfriend. One day, Rue has to pick [...]

    7. Okay the ending was just so cute. *cries happy tears* (3.5/5 stars)This was a beautiful book about two sisters who's lives were drastically changed in the matter of seconds because of one text. I did enjoy this book. Although I felt like it dragged on a lot and Tilly was just bothering me at many times in the book. Typical 14 year old though so I'll let it slide. The book ended up coming together very well and things ended on a happy note and left my mind wander on the girls and their friends' f [...]

    8. Sem palavras para descrever tantas emoções sentidas .Vidas que mudam em segundos mas que acabam por nos mostrar a pura realidade.Um livro que recomendo ,pela mensagem que nos transmite, assim como encarar a vida sempre com um sorriso nos lábios ,aconteça o que acontecer.Estamos feitos mas não acabados

    9. This book was good, but it wasn't my favorite. I enjoyed seeing the story from two different perspectives. It was like I was there with all the imagery. Overall, it was decent.

    10. Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplierRoo responds to her sister’s text message and ends up in a hospital bed. While others think she is in a coma, in fact, she can hear everything that is going on around her: her mind is functioning completely but her body is not cooperating. Her sister, Tilly, feels incredible guilt over the accident but she may be the key to Roo’s recovery.This was a true cautionary tale about texting and driving. The author does [...]

    11. Heartwarming story of the close relationships between sisters, even if everything seems to be falling apart. I couldn't put this book down! The switching point of views between Roo and Tilly really brought the story to life.Their perseverance was remarkable, and the relationship between them was so special and realistic. Highly, highly recommend this captivating, heartwarming story.

    12. Este é um livro com uma mensagem importante, alertando para a importância de estarmos sempre atentos durante a condução, pois num abrir e fechar de olhos tudo pode mudar. É um hino à vida! Mostra que apesar das limitações após um acidente grave, ainda há esperançaÉ, sobretudo, uma grande história de amor!Gostei muito!!!

    13. Gostei muito deste livro, fala de um síndrome que não era muito conhecido por mim. Síndrome de encarceramentoGostei das personagens, da história, dos relacionamentosTenho que ler mais livros desta autora.Aconselho!

    14. Uma história com uma temática importante mas que, no entanto, me deixou divididaOpinião completa no blogue: flamesmr/2016/05/l

    15. Luanne Rice’s THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SISTERS is both a scathing indictment of texting-while-driving and an uplifting tribute to the bond between sisters. Sixteen-year-old Roo McCabe is pretty much the perfect teenager – she’s gorgeous, popular, brilliant, and a genius with a camera. She’s on track to be high school valedictorian, followed by college at Yale and a limitless future. But when she makes the mistake of answering a text on an icy afternoon, she flips her car and ends up in a c [...]

    16. Por vezes sentimos necessidade de ler um livro só porque sim. Não há propriamente nada a puxar-nos para ele, mas sentimo-nos incrivelmente atraídos para si; foi assim com A Linguagem Secreta das Irmãs.É um livro que se lê extremamente bem, com uma história poderosa, e que penso que afecta os leitores de dois mundos diferentes, através de um aspecto distinto: ter irmãos.Eu tenho uma irmã - eu sou uma irmã. E nunca este simples facto foi tão real para mim do que enquanto lia este livr [...]

    17. Readers expecting to read about two sisters' loving relationship, may be disappointed in "The Secret Language of Sisters." Rice has written a cautionary tale about texting while driving that focuses on two sisters' differing perspectives in the aftermath of the resulting accident. While the description of the impact of the accident on family, friends, and victim ring true, one aspect of this novel does not. Rice tries to settle blame for accident on the person who sent the text to which the driv [...]

    18. Imagine that everything you've ever known, the life you've lived, all gone in one second. One moment, and that's all it took. Imagine being trapped in your own brain, able to think and you can't even move a muscle. You can't even breathe on your own. That's exactly what happened to Roo.Roo and Tilly are very, very close sisters. Roo is sixteen, Tilly fourteen. Tilly is waiting for Roo to come pick her up, and gets agitated when Roo is late. She texts Roo, waiting for a reply, and while Roo texts [...]

    19. NOTE: I did not finish this book. For me my heart just wasn't really in it. The writing style I thought wasn't anything great. The idea was certainly interesting. And the characters weren't that great. I also just wanted to move on. I just purchased "wires and nerves." As well as "the sun is also a star". And I really just want to start reading them

    20. This cautionary tale about texting and driving revolves around a terrible accident caused when 16-year-old Roo crashes her car while responding to a text from her 14-year-old sister Tilly. Roo is left totally paralyzed and unable to communicate normally; she has a condition called "locked-in syndrome." The plot focuses on the complicated relationship between the two girls, the guilt they each suffer and their attempt to cope with the vast changes in their lives. Students who liked Out of My Mind [...]

    21. Grade: B-While waiting for a ride, fourteen-year-old Tilly angrily texts her older sister. Against her better judgment, Roo responds to the text with near fatal consequences. The sixteen-year-old wakes in the hospital with a condition called Locked In Syndrome. She appears comatose and unresponsive, but is fully aware, paralyzed from the accident and unable to move anything but one eye.To buy into one of THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SISTERS's biggest premises, you've got to believe Tilly is equally or [...]

    22. The Secret Language of Sisters is a realistic fiction book about two sisters. The book is very interesting because it is told from both sisters point of view. It is about the bond of sisters and achieving your dreams.One day, Ruth Ann McCabe Roo was out doing the thing she loved- taking pictures. She was running late to pick up her sister Mathilda McCabe Tilly and Tilly was texting her nonstop, upset with her sister. Roo was a straight A student, going to Yale in a year or so and Tillydidn't [...]

    23. Ruth Ann (Roo) McCabe is a Junior in High school and went through some tough times when her father passed away. She is a very Smart and talented young lady but then, there was one day that changed her life completely. She was late to pick up her sister, Mathilda (Tilly). Roo decided to text her sister to tell her "Be there in 5 mins" even though that was not what happened. She flipped her car after trying to avoid a lady and her dog and ended up paralyzed. Her doctors and family all thought she [...]

    24. 4.6/5.0 I was happy this whole book and was smiling through all of it:)I WAS SOBBING DURING THIS ENTIRE BOOK. Yeah I was quite a mess. Just ask my bestfriend:). This book had a lot of strengths! I will list them for you!1. Writing style was soooo pretty. I repeat: writing style wasso pretty2. THE FEELS! Thus the reason why I was crying. 3. THE CHARACTERS THEMSELVES WERE MAGICALBut I rated it four stars so it had some weaknesses too. 1. sometimes confusing- okay a lot confusing. 2 I disliked hate [...]

    25. Luanne shares her beautiful writing with a new audience in this incredible story of sisters. She brings today's issue of texting and driving to this audience in a real and heartbreaking way. Luanne has always written her sister characters so perfectly and she continues to do so in this story.

    26. A good cautionary tale about texting and driving, but I still don't get why the Sender of text messages should be blamed. I think the person who receives the texts while driving is the one who has the responsibility.

    27. 2.5 STARSI have mixed feelings about this book. It deals with a serious issue and I'm not sure the author did a great job on it.

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