Stacey Ramie is the author of The Sister Pact, an amazingly powerful YA novel that centers around Allie, who loses her older sister Leah to suicide. Her second book, titled The Homecoming which just came out on November 1, is a companion novel of sorts. The Homecoming follows Leah's boyfriend John, one year after her suicide and how he is still trying to deal with life after Leah and his estranged, abusive family.
Stacey has been getting major props for writing about such tough, not to mention heart-wrenching, topics, and her books have received SO MANY great reviews from book review journals. And it's not really surprising. They seriously will give you #allthefeels.
If you don't want to miss any updates about Stacie and what's going on in her world, find her on social media on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and, of course, her website.
Also, if you go to the Events page on her website and scroll down to the bottom, you'll notice one that one of those events looks very familiar.... YA Fest on March 18. Yup, that's OUR YA Fest, and Stacie will be gracing us with her fabulous presence!
Dive headfirst into her books, and then cry on her shoulder when you see her at YA Fest. But maybe not really. The "crying on her shoulder" part might be kinda weird.
The Sister Pact
Allie is devastated when her older sister commits suicide - and not just because she misses her. Allie feels betrayed. The two made a pact that they'd always be together, in life, and in death, but Leah broke her promise and Allie needs to know why.
Her parents hover. Her friends try to support her. And Nick, sweet Nick, keeps calling and flirting. Their sympathy only intensifies her grief. But the more she clings to Leah, the more secrets surface. Allie's not sure which is more distressing: discovering the truth behind her sister's death or facing her new reality without her.
It's been a year since John lost his girlfriend, Leah, to suicide. Living with his uncle keeps his mind from the tragedy and his screwed up family-until he gets into trouble and a judge sends him back home. With a neglectful mother and abusive brother, John's homecoming is far from happy.
As he tries to navigate and repair the relationships he abandoned years ago, Emily, the girl next door, is the only bright spot. She's sweet and smart and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. But tragedy isn't far away, and John must soon face an impossible decision: save his family or save himself.
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