YA Recs: Irises

Irises by Francisco X. Stork



After the unexpected death of their father, sisters Kate and Mary must figure out how to care for themselves and their mother, who is in a permanent vegetative state.

Why I loved it:

First, I enjoyed this book because the writing was beautiful, which drew me in instantly. I love stories that focus on family relationships, and Stork does a fantastic job depicting the different personalities of the two sisters. They both feel realistic to me, and I enjoyed watching their relationship progress. I also¬†appreciated the book’s approach to the character’s religion. The portrayal was powerful without feeling preachy.


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