P.S. I Miss You

P.S. I Miss You

In this epistolary middle-grade debut novel, a girl who's questioning her sexual orientation writes letters to her sister, who was sent away from their strict Catholic home after becoming pregnant. Eleven-year-old Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to co In this epistolary middle-grade debut novel, a girl who's questioning her sexual orientation writes letters to her si...

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Title:P.S. I Miss You
Author:Jen Petro-Roy
ISBN:P.S. I Miss You
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  • Abby Johnson
    Mar 01, 2018
    Evie misses her big sister Cilla. Cilla did what no good Catholic girl does: she got pregnant and her parents sent her away to have the baby. Evie misses her sister and doesn't understand why Cilla won't write her back. Evie could really use Cilla's advice... because Evie's got her fir...
  • Carin
    Feb 22, 2018
    This book wrecked me. At fist, I just thought it was a sweet story, albeit around some deeper topics, but the end had me sobbing (and I am not an easy book crier.) Literally, I was reading in bed after my husband had gone to sleep and while I was able to be quiet, I had to get out of b...
  • Kelly
    Dec 27, 2017
    When Evie's sister Cilla gets pregnant, her parents send her away. Wouldn't want a pregnant, unmarried teen daughter miring their Good Catholic reputation. While Cilla's away, Evie writes her a series of letters. The letters not only document how much she misses her sister, but they do...
  • ♡ Kim ♡
    Jul 02, 2018
    Picked up this Middle Grade book while looking at summer reading books for my 12-year old (I am a sucker for pretty covers and butterflies), and I was hooked from the first page to the last. ...
  • Amanda Rawson Hill
    Nov 27, 2017
    Compulsively readable and extremely well written. I couldn't put it down. Some very intense subject matter and events that could be hard for sensitive children. ...
  • Barbara
    Apr 19, 2018
    In this powerful debut novel, seventh grader Evie is lost and confused in Massachusetts when her beloved older sister Cilla leaves without saying goodbye. While Evie knows that Cilla is pregnant and has been sent to stay with an elderly relative in Virginia so that no one outside the f...
  • Laurie
    Dec 31, 2017
    Interest Level 3-6 5 out of 5 Stars!!!!!! I don't even know where to start with this one! This book is so full of raw emotion that it will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. This is the story of Evie, a 12-year-old girl growing up in a very strict Catholic home. Wh...
  • Kelly Hager
    Mar 30, 2016
    This book is AMAZING. I beta read two early versions and cannot wait to read the final. It's sweet and funny and wonderful. ETA review of final, published version: Jen told me that the final product was different and better from the two versions I'd read. (The second version was ...
  • Pam
    Dec 18, 2017
    I have been sitting on this review for a while because I am not entirely sure that my words will do the book justice. There are also a lot of feelings involved in this darling book and I will attempt to keep it together as I navigate those. As a disclaimer, Jen Petro-Roy is a dear, ...
  • Katie
    Mar 30, 2018
    I can't talk about this without major spoilers, so major spoilers behind the cut. (view spoiler)[The 16 year old sister dies in childbirth. Now, people DO still die in childbirth, but to have this as a "twist"? The the parents hid for months and months? That threw me so out of the stor...
  • Alana
    Jan 22, 2019
    I have no idea how to rate this book. It is one of the most horrible stories of emotional child abuse I have ever read. Don't let the cutesy cover fool you; this book is DARK. And yet it must be good because I feel sick over these imaginary people. ...
  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Mar 04, 2018
    P.S. I Miss You is about a young girl named Evie who is in seventh grade and missing her older sister, Cilla. Cilla, a high school student, is pregnant and has moved away to live with a great aunt until she gives birth, at which point she plans to give the baby up for adoption and enro...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 13, 2018
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Evie is angry with her strict Catholic parents when they send her older sister Cilla to live with their aunt on her farm. Cilla has gotten pregnant, is going to give away the baby, and will go away to boarding school afterwards. Her aunt has no internet, so E...
  • Jenn
    Mar 03, 2018
    Heartbreaking and beautiful, this book is an epistolary narrative from a younger sister to her older sister, Cilla, who has, we learn, been sent away from home by their very Catholic parents because she became pregnant as a teen. However, we soon learn that there is more to the story...
  • Jessica Smith
    Mar 23, 2018
    I wish I had liked this more... just...certain things caused SO MUCH frustration. ...
  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Jul 04, 2018
    I tore through this book. As Evie writes endlessly to her sister, I got more and more nervous about why Cilla wasn't really writing back. I needed to know the ending; I couldn't put it down. I was reading this while walking home from the bus stop. This ended up being a little darke...
  • Jena
    Mar 30, 2016
    This book, the first from Jen Petro-Roy, is a captivating and authentic story of a young girl as she writes letters to her sister about the issues of their lives. Evie's voice drives the action in a way that feels real and true, with the urgency and intensity of a young woman opening h...
  • Denise
    Mar 26, 2018
    I?ve been wanting to write a review of this book for a few days, but this book just tore my heart apart and I?m not sure what to write to do this book justice. There was so much to this book that reminded me of my own upbringing in a religious family. I loved Evie?s letters and h...
  • Theresa Milstein
    Mar 08, 2018
    It's a snow day today, so I decided to read for awhile ... and wound up finishing the whole thing! This wasn't predictable. It was messy, complicated, heartfelt, and believable. I could've used this book when I was Evie's age, questioning religion, figuring out where I fit with friends...
  • Kelsey Buckley
    Jan 15, 2018
    Thank you Netgalley for the E ARC. This book is done entirely in letters - primarily written from Evie to her sister Cilla. Between the letter format and the rather outdated and extreme focus on the shame of being pregnant outside of marriage, I just don't see an audience for this b...
  • Wendy
    Oct 20, 2017
    This book. Go get it now. I?ll wait. I don?t want to include spoilers, but I will say that I loved reading this epistolary novel because it was refreshing to know Evie?s thoughts in an uncensored way. I think this is one of those books that I will be thinking about for a long tim...
  • A. Ledger
    Jul 07, 2017
    This gorgeous book will wreck you! But in a good way? I found Evie so relatable (and sweet). It's going to be life-changing for young LGB+ kids that have never seen themselves in a book before. The ending had me all teary, and I loved seeing a story that didn't come to a tidy little co...
  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    Oct 08, 2018
    Why I Recommend Moving This UP On Your TBR: I read this in one sitting because of how fast-paced and thrilling it was. Though the mystery isn't the most out of the box idea in the world, the way the author crafted it made it exciting and made me feel like I couldn't rest until I knew ...
  • Brad McLelland
    Mar 06, 2018
    Longer review to come, but in short, this novel is exquisite and will DEFINITELY punch you in the heart and gut. Beautiful language written in the epistolary form ? Evie?s voice is one you won?t easily forget. Suffice it to say, I?ll be reading this book again and sharing it wi...
  • Rachel Solomon
    Sep 05, 2017
    I LOVED this book. I'd been eager for it since the deal announcement, and wow -- it blew me away. Evie's connection to her sister is so beautifully, authentically rendered, and I loved the epistolary format. This is a middle-grade novel that explores religion, sexual orientation, teen ...
  • Wendi Lee
    Apr 12, 2018
    This is easily the best book I've read all year. Evie's older sister, Cilla, goes away because she's pregnant (and their parents are strict and very religious). She leaves before Evie gets to say goodbye, so Evie begins to steadfastly write to her. Evie is in 7th grade and has so m...
  • Dylan
    Aug 12, 2018
    5 stars. I enjoyed this SO SO much. If you want a middle grade version of PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER but with queer girls, this is for you. (Representation: Lesbian mc, F/F relationship) ...
  • Kelly Gunderman
    Mar 19, 2018
    Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings! ***Actual Rating: 4.5/5 Stars*** P.S. I Miss You was probably one of the most heartwrenching books that I have read not only so far in 2018, but all time. It was a t...
  • Jenn Bishop
    Dec 20, 2017
    This beautiful, moving story celebrates the deep connection between sisters. Evie's letters to her older sister Cilla, sent away by conservative Catholic parents after becoming pregnant in high school, give such a detailed glimpse into the life and mind of the seventh grade protagonist...
  • Ashley  Marie
    Sep 26, 2018
    First I wanna say wow....this book was so amazing! I laughed I cried my heart was happy! I loved the letters Evie wrote to her sister Cilla it felt like she was writing to me instead ...