Al Miller wishes she was an only child.
Al Miller is counting down the days until her overachieving older sister Larrie finishes Year Twelve and leaves Whitlam High School forever. Then, Al is certain, people will finally see her as more than just “Larrie’s little sister”. But when a rumour about Larrie spreads around school, Al finds herself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Who’s behind the rumour? And will it kill Al’s chances with the school hunk, Josh Turner?
In Little Sister, Aimee Said brings us a funny, sharply observed book about standing up for what’s right. This Australian novel deals with bullying, cyberbullying and homophobia in an accessible and engaging way which will surely resonate with young adults of today. Aimee is also the author of Finding Freia Lockhart and Freia Lockhart’s Summer of Awful. Find Aimee online: http://aimeesaid.blogspot.com.au/
“Little Sister, always entertaining, genuinely funny and sometimes moving, paints an interesting picture of Australian urban middle-class teenagers today, their concerns, school experiences, love of social media and music. This very appealing, realistic novel for young adults deserves to be in all school and public libraries.” – Magpies, July 2011
“Written in a chatty diary style, with lots of bitchy remarks, awkward self-evaluations and intimate confessions, Little Sister is a book about the daily stuff of adolescent life ... Al is a headstrong character full of grumpy moods and ill-informed judgements and self-obsession, all of which make her thoroughly likeable.” – Viewpoint, Spring 2011
“Don't be mistaken by the light-hearted tone. This book neatly tackles issues such as bullying, cyberbullying and homophobia ... Al's personal growth is a lesson for all of us” – The Courier Mail, 2 July 2011
Aimee Said grew up in Sydney and now lives in Melbourne. When she's not writing fiction, Aimee is a web-content writer, plain-language trainer and sock-knitting enthusiast. Her big sister came out when Aimee was 16, an experience that she drew on when writing Little Sister. She blogs at http://aimeesaid.blogspot.com/.
Little Sister is a fast-moving novel that I found surprisingly difficult to put down…it had a deeper message and dealt with bigger issues.
Little Sister is for anyone who has ever felt out-shined by a sibling, felt under appreciated by family members or felt like the black sheep of the family.