Publication Date: October 2013
Overview: Sixteen-year-old May Florence is a budding poet who is about to join Louisiana's most elite boarding school. Her brilliant but reserved twin sister, Susanna, isn't. But the truth is, they've been drifting apart for some time, their relationship barely sustained by shared friendships and mutual envy. Now, as Susanna watches May prepare to leave her behind, she must reconcile what she thinks she knows about herself and her sister with the secrets they've been keeping from one another -- or risk losing her closest friend forever. "four sparks fall" is the story of two young adults searching for love and acceptance in Baton Rouge, a city as complex as the people who inhabit it.
My thoughts: This story is very good. I enjoyed the fact that it was very believable. The characters are exactly what you would expect them to be given their circumstances. This story is one that could be common place in today's society.
The layout of the book is tricky to navigate. It gives indication that it is about a set of twins but leaves you to interpret which one is speaking at which time. Once you figure out that one twin is in italics and the other isn't, it's enjoyable.
The sexual abuse and let's face it, it was.....is too much. She deserves what she got for going about things the wrong way.
My rating: 3 stars