I'm Not Her by Janet GurtlerI'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler

I'm Not Her

byJanet Gurtler

Paperback | April 26, 2011

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For the first time in my life, I didn't feel envy? " Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that's okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. But, the smiles of her picture perfect family are cracking and her sister could bedying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn't hold it together, who will? Janet Gurtler tests the bonds of sisterhood in this moving debut that readers of Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen will savor."
Janet Gurtler lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and son and a puppy blessed with cuteness rather than brains. Janet does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says eh" a lot. Visit janetgurtler.blogspot.com."
Title:I'm Not HerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.18 inPublished:April 26, 2011Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402256361

ISBN - 13:9781402256363

Appropriate for ages: 13


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life I knew going in that this one dealt with cancer. So I was prepared for an emotional read. But I was not prepared for some heart punches Janet decided to toss in on top of everything else. I'm not sure, but this might be my favourite of Janet's books to date. The bond between sisters and how their relationship shifted and grew during a trying time was done so well. Tess had to be the rock and grown up of her family because her parents were assholes and couldn't deal with being there for their daughter in such a terrible time. Tess had to push aside her dreams to be there for her sister, which she didn't think twice about, but she shouldn't have had to. God, her parent's were just awful in every which way. Tess is super intelligent and art is her passion. They constantly told her to get over her hobby. I just can't even. But Tess was strong and would call them out on their terrible attitudes and actions.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing this book is life changing! its sad,happy,funny everything! tess's life is goes on a downward sirale once she finds out her picture perfect older sister has cancer! she deals with the immature partents, boys, and trying to keep her sister alive, all she wants is for everything to go back to normal to boys ingnoring her and her popular sister living her perfect life! when i read this book it got me thinking about my older sister and how heart broken id be if i found out she had cancer, if she only had so long to live. i really dont know what id do,live life to the fullest and hope for the best! gurtler really shows her true emotion in this book! its my all time favourtie book EVER! :) 3
Date published: 2011-06-24