"Stop Pretending" - by Sonya Sones

"Stop Pretending" - by Sonya Sones

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A young girl battles with her sister's mental breakdown.

Storyboard Text

  • Stop Pretending: What Happened when my Big Sister went Crazy
  • Novel by Sonya Sones Storyboard by Ania Lagodzki
  • This is when her sister has her first breakdown.
  • "One day, she was my big sister, so normal and well-behaved, the next she was a stranger."
  • "When Megan gets called up to read her report to the class, I sneak my hand into her desk and pull out the note. It says: COOKIE'S SISTER IS CUCKOO"
  • Cookie's classmates find out about her sister, and use it to make fun of her.
  • Cookie's sister is cuckoo!!
  • "I'm tired of having a crazy sister. I'm tired of being the sister of a crazy person."
  • I hate my sister!
  • Cookie is fed up with being picked on because of her sister.
  • "On the way home, John says, 'I like her. I like your sister.' And I love him more at his moment than I've ever loved him before."
  • This is my boyfriend, John.
  • Cookie's new boyfriend, John, finds that he appreciates her sister, rather than fears her.
  • They visit Cookie's sister in the hospital for some Scrabble, and the book ends on an unexpectedly cheerful note.
  • "The four of us sit down to play Scrabble... It's my turn. I look around the table at my whole family, and put down 'BETTER.'"
  • Maybe this isn't so bad...
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