BROTHERS AND SISTERS by Pamela Shires Sneddon


Born to Bicker?
Age Range: 11 & up
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 An intriguing entry in the Teen Issues series focuses on the interaction between brothers and sisters: ``The sibling relationship has much to do with how we feel about ourselves, as well as how we relate to others throughout our lives.'' It's a relationship (fraught with conflict and rivalry) that usually lasts longer than all others--including the spousal relationship. Sneddon discusses what goes into forging the sibling bond, as well as what tears it apart, and encourages readers to ``consider ways to help improve your own sibling relationship so that you and your brother or sister can be there for each other in years ahead.'' A series of hypothetical situations between siblings are presented with multiple choice options and strategies for resolving the conflicts. All in all, this is a helpful guide, which takes textbook information and links it to readers' lives. (notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-89490-914-2
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Enslow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1997