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had great potential fell short. I liked the idea and premise of this book, but I really didn t like this book. Meh Not at all what I expected based on the synopsis and I felt like it could have been so much better Don t even think I would have liked it when I was a young adult. This book is about two young girls in 1960 s New York Alice has a hearing loss and a speech impediment, and she lives in a Catholic home for orphans Miami has been adopted into a crowded but happy home Neither of them know about the other, and this book is about them finding each other again.Oh, man My faith in YA lit and Gregory Maguire are equally restored I ve found the first recently rather dull, and the second frustratingly unwilling to pull his endings through This is a book for youn This book is about two young girls in 1960 s New York Alice has a hearing loss and a speech impediment, and she lives in a Catholic home for orphans Miami has been adopted into a crowded but happy home Neither of them know about the other, and this book is about them finding each other again.Oh, man My faith in YA lit and Gregory Maguire are equally restored I ve found the first recently rather dull, and the second frustratingly unwilling to pull his endings through This is a book for young readers in which the adults are lively and funny and compassionate, doing their best with the world as it is It s a book about faith that didn t make me wince faith in the literal way of children, and the resigned but sincere way of adults It s a book about miracles, of all things, and I liked it.Mostly, I think, it s because the book purposely contravenes standard YA lit tropes The story does not go at all the way you think it will when Alice and Miami find each other There s no sudden and unexpected construction of a traditional family, no matter what flashy tricks the girls try with news reporters The story is about how happiness doesn t take the big miracle, the flash and the bang and the wild chance, it just takes getting up in the morning It s about how life doesn t have to be like a young adult novel to still be pretty good.Unrelatedly, Maguire really does have a delicate touch with his marginalized protagonists He writes about people who have fallen between the cracks, who are marked, and he likes to have it written on the body through disability here or green skin a metaphor which flickers between race and disability in Wicked or beauty itself Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister He does this with grace and grittiness, so the marks are catalyst and reaction and product all at once Which makes them very real Sweet story Not anything to get too excited about, but certainly not sad I read. I loved this story for its simplicity, yet sharp insight into the minds of orphaned children who must define love on their own terms, and the challenges faced by the families of various definitions that try to love and nurture them As a Roman Catholic, I also enjoyed the glimpse into the changing Church at this point in the 1960s A quick read that is still eloquent and moving, it will stay with me for awhile. This was a lovely little book, almost a fantasy, really, because in my experience of Catholic adoption in the 1960 s, there wasn t nearly as much kindness involved for any of the parties The adoptive parents involved were extraordinarily thoughtful and kind, the nuns were unusually sympathetic and understanding, and there were no really bad guys, except perhaps for a predictably unkind competitive fellow orphan and adults and children who were not as inclusive of a child of disabilities as we d This was a lovely little book, almost a fantasy, really, because in my experience of Catholic adoption in the 1960 s, there wasn t nearly as much kindness involved for any of the parties The adoptive parents involved were extraordinarily thoughtful and kind, the nuns were unusually sympathetic and understanding, and there were no really bad guys, except perhaps for a predictably unkind competitive fellow orphan and adults and children who were not as inclusive of a child of disabilities as we d hope someone would be today I enjoyed the vivid local details of upstate New York, and I liked both of the plucky main characters.As a person whose life was very much shaped by my parent s less than happy experience with Catholic adoptions in the 1960 s, the fervent desire for connection between these biological sisters was deeply felt and emotionally resonant, and I appreciated the somewhat escapist benign view of their experience A cute little read by the author who wrote Wicked I have read quite a few of Gregory Maguire s books This one was very different, but I liked and enjoyed it Alice s life is about to change.She s a skinny orphan She s never been able to hear too well And she can t speak too well, either The only person who seems to care for her is one of the nuns at the orphanage and she gets taken away from Alice in a freak accident.And then one day somebody calls Alice by the wrong name. (DOWNLOAD) ´ Missing Sisters ⚢ Twelve year old Alice, an orphan who has never been adopted because of her physical handicap and difficult personality, is shocked to discover she has an identical twin sister living nearby Not quite a novel,of a novelette, but short as it is, Missing Sisters is a sweet and charming story It s very light in plot two young girls who didn t know the other existed discover that they are twins who were separated at birth and sent to live in different families but the sisters are likable as is nearly everyone else A nice, light read.