My Ultimate Sister Disaster: A Novel by Jane MendleMy Ultimate Sister Disaster: A Novel by Jane Mendle

My Ultimate Sister Disaster: A Novel

byJane Mendle

Paperback | June 8, 2010

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What happens when your sister becomes your biggest rival?

If there were a way to pick your family, fourteen-year old Franny might not pick her own. Her father is a hipster boutique owner who's constantly "friending" her on Facebook, her mother is off in Kenya jumpstarting her stalled anthropology career, and her sister Zooey, eleven months older and eight inches taller, is a precocious, prima ballerina. Lately, Zooey's so absorbed with her burgeoning ballet career that she barely seems to notice Franny. And since Zooey attends a top ballet conservatory, Franny's on her own navigating the brutal halls of her Manhattan prep school, a first-year trying to get noticed on the school paper (and by its soulful, long-lashed editor-in-chief).

But everything changes when Zooey breaks her leg and her dancing comes to grinding halt. Her ballet dreams shattered, Zooey begins to hone in on Franny's "normal" life and friends. Franny feels terrible for Zooey, but when her encroachment starts to extend to Franny's long-time crush, Franny begins to wonder if her sister might just be her worst competition...

Jane Mendle is the author of two previous novels, including Better Off Famous?, which was an American Library Association pick for Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Title:My Ultimate Sister Disaster: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.48 inPublished:June 8, 2010Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312369042

ISBN - 13:9780312369040

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Editorial Reviews

"Allusions to Salinger's Franny and Zooey are woven throughout, but those unfamiliar with that text won't miss this book's universal message about the lifelong bond of sisters and the resiliency of family." - Kirkus Reviews

"For anyone who has ever had the 'perfect' sister who was a real pain, this is the book for you . . . A solid story for both adults and young adults. Enjoy!" - Night Owl Teen