Our Sister, Again
From Shelf: 2023 Empathy Collection
When a top-secret trial reunites Isla with her sister, who died three years ago, she can't believe it - the AI returnee is exactly as she remembered Flora. But not everyone feels the same...
On a small island off the Scottish coast, Isla and her family are grieving the loss of her older sister Flora, who died three years ago. Then they're offered the chance to be part of a top-secret trial, which revives loved ones as fully lifelike AI robots using their digital footprint. Isla has her doubts about Second Chances, but they evaporate the moment the 'new' Flora arrives. This girl is not some uncanny close likeness; she is Flora - a perfect replica. But not everyone on their island feels the same. And as the threats to Flora mount, she grows distant and more secretive. Will Isla be able to protect the new Flora and bring the community back together? An intriguing, thoughtful and poignant exploration of what makes us 'us', for fans of SHOW US WHO YOU ARE, A POCKETFUL OF STARS and TROOFRIEND. "A beautiful exploration of grief, hope, and what it means to be human ... This is an outstanding middle-grade debut from one of my favourite authors." - Simon James Green, author of LIFE OF RILEY "A powerful exploration of grief, technology and what makes us human, Our Sister, Again skilfully combines warm-hearted contemporary with a scifi twist to create a thought-provoking, thrilling read" - Lucy Powrie, author of THE PAPER & HEARTS SOCIETY series. "Our Sister, Again expertly weaves family drama with high concept sci fi. It's a captivating tale about AI written with real, human heart." - Annabelle Sami, author of LLAMA OUT LOUD "I loved this book, it was perfect soft sci-fi with very real themes of love and loss. Sophie Cameron has written a wonderful exploration of what it means to be human." - L. D. Lapinski, author of THE STRANGEWORLDS TRAVEL AGENCY "This book is an absolute triumph. Layers and layers of beautifully crafted intrigue. A book about family, friendship, and what it means to be you. One of those books you read in one day and think about forever." - Wibke Brueggemann, author of LOVE IS FOR LOSERS "A heart-warming and bittersweet examination of personhood, familial bonds and healing from loss" - Lauren James, author of THE QUIET AT THE END OF THE WORLD "Our Sister Again is a rich, heartfelt story about family, grief, and what it means to be human told with immense gentleness and skill" - Ciara Smyth, author of THE FALLING IN LOVE MONTAGE "An intriguing and tender portrayal of a life changing 'what if' - Sophie Cameron is a fabulous storyteller" Polly Ho-Yen, author of BOY IN THE TOWER "Utterly adored it! Heart-breakingly, life-affirmingly beautiful ... An astonishing story about love, loss & life." - Nicola Penfold, author of WHERE THE WORLD TURNS WILD "This book is brilliant. It's poignant - sometimes sad - but at the same time it's a cracking, page-turning sci-fi mystery. And it has the perfect hopeful ending. I loved it." - Perdita Cargill, author of WAITING FOR CALLBACK "Beautifully written, incredibly well-imagined, and a complex, compelling plot mean this is a definite ***** read" - Sinead O'Hart, author of THE EYE OF THE NORTH "A truly remarkable story. Sad and life-affirming all at the same time. Asks a lot of big questions. These characters are going to stay with me for a long time." - Lee Newbery, author of THE LAST FIREFOX "Philosophical and affecting, this exploration of grief, layered experience and what it means to be human will appeal to sci-fi fans aged nine and up" - Guardian
Format: Paperback / softback