December 14, 2017

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Siren Sisters by Dana Langer | SLJ Review

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redstarLANGER, Dana. Siren Sisters. 256p. ebook available. S. & S./Aladdin. Jan. 2017. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781481466868.

mg-langer-sirensistersGr 4-6 –Lolly Salt is living a double life. By day she fights exhaustion and acts like a normal middle school student, but at night she must follow her three beautiful older sisters as they are called by the Sea Witch to destroy fishing vessels using their magical siren song. Not yet a siren herself, Lolly will become one as soon as she turns 13, a fate she is desperate to avoid. Then a bigger problem arises when her best friend Jason’s stepdad uses magic to trap her sisters and kidnap them, leaving only Lolly and Jason to save them. Woven into this compelling story are interesting ideas about good and bad and how people become who—or what—they are. As she tries to save her sisters, Lolly learns the devastating truth about why they became sirens in the first place. She must also uncover the origins of the Sea Witch, a quest that takes her back to the dark history of early American witch trials. Despite the serious subject matter, the characters are likable and the story proceeds with a light touch. VERDICT Beautifully written and vividly told, this is an excellent choice for thoughtful readers and a vehicle for classroom discussion.–Eliza Langhans, Hatfield Public Library, MA

This review was published in the School Library Journal January 2017 issue.

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  1. i read this book and it was really good. do any of you know if there are other books made by this author?

  2. I looked it up, no the athour has no other book. Well, not to my knowledge.

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