History Literature / SistersNoWay

4th Nov '17 7:33:36 PM annette12
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* HiddenDepths: Despite being a brat, Cindy is very intelligent and well-read.

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* HiddenDepths: Despite being a rebellious brat, Cindy is very intelligent intelligent, well-read, and well-read.gets very good grades.
15th Apr '17 11:02:12 AM fearlessnikki
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* AlcoholicParent: Aishling and Alva's father Philip is implied to be this.

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* AlcoholicParent: Aishling and Alva's father Philip is implied to be this.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Alva, big time. Although Aishling still loves her, sometimes she's exasperated by her bratty behavior.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Alva, big time. Although Aishling still loves her, sometimes she's exasperated by her bratty behavior.behaviour.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Aishling in the early parts of her diary talks about trying to find her mother a boyfriend. Once she starts dating Richard, she immediately lampshades the irony.



* BrattyHalfPint: Alva, even though she's fourteen.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Alva, even though she's fourteen. Cindy's narration even says "she's a terrible baby for fourteen."



* CoolBigSister: Richard's sister Imelda, though she's more of this to Cindy.

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* CoolBigSister: CoolAunt: Imelda, Richard's sister Imelda, though she's more of this to Cindy.sister, is someone who always has time for Cindy and lets her stay over whenever she wants. Cindy even briefly imagines that she might live with her if Richard marries Margaret.



* DaddysGirl: Aishling mentions that Alva was this before their parents's divorce.

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* DaddysGirl: Aishling mentions that Alva was this before their parents's divorce. Alva frequently demands to live with him.



* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: It's not said what illness Cindy's mother died of.

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* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: It's not said what illness Cindy's mother died of. The comparisons with cancer are drawn at some point, and Cindy says that her mother was beautiful before she got sick, so presumably it was cancer.


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* HappyMarriageCharade: Cindy assumes her friend Lisa has the perfect family, and is astonished when she realises it's not the case.


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* HiddenDepths: Despite being a brat, Cindy is very intelligent and well-read.
* HotForTeacher: Cindy and her classmates have massive crushes on their English teacher Mr O'Donnell.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Lampshaded by Cindy when she talks about how Margaret advises girls against unprotected sex as part of her job - and yet ends up pregnant herself.


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* TheShrink: Margaret is a Type 2 - well meaning but doesn't really help Cindy.
18th Aug '16 7:16:10 AM fruitstripegum
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* TheDiseaseShallNotBeNamed: It's not said what illness Cindy's mother died of.

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* TheDiseaseShallNotBeNamed: TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: It's not said what illness Cindy's mother died of.
24th May '16 12:10:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Alva, the bratty fourteen-year-old. Averted with Margaret and Aishling, who are also blondes.
1st May '15 5:26:13 AM annette12
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Aishling. She comes off as the mature NiceGirl and OnlySaneWoman, especially compared to Alva, but she was actually quite awful to her (ex-)boyfriend Bob, dumping him ''twice'' for little to no reason.
1st May '15 3:36:55 AM annette12
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Alva, big time. Although Aishling still loves her, sometimes she's exasperated by her bratty behavior.


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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Alva and Cindy. Averted with Aishling who is a very mature and reasonable sixteen-year-old girl.


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* DaddysGirl: Aishling mentions that Alva was this before their parents's divorce.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Cindy, although her angry and cynical attitude is understandable, sometimes she goes too far and can be very unpleasant.
24th Sep '14 7:10:56 PM blueranger
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* AmicableExes: Margaret and Philip seem to be this at first. But then Philip drunkenly threatens to have Alva taken off her in a custody battle.


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* BoyishShortHair: Imelda. Since she has no arms, it's easier for her to manage.


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* TheDiseaseShallNotBeNamed: It's not said what illness Cindy's mother died of.


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* IronicEchoCut: Aishling and Alva pride themselves on the two kilts they wear to dinner with Cindy and Richard - as well as getting matching pearl earrings with Margaret. Cindy's narration in the diary mocks them for looking silly.


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* RewatchBonus: Discussed by Cindy in her diary. She remarks that once you hear a new word, you start to see it everywhere and wonder how you could possibly have lived without it.
* SecondLove: Richard and Margaret for each other. Also Margaret's ex Philip is now HappilyMarried to Naomi.
3rd Mar '14 6:21:30 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* AngstWhatAngst: Cindy has this reaction to her father after her mother's funeral. She feels as though they should keep the shutters closed and is annoyed when he doesn't seem to be more sad. She eventually learns he's putting on a brave face.



* DramaticIrony: If you read Aishling's diary first, then you'll immediately realise that [[spoiler:Robbie, the guy Cindy meets in a bar, is her ex]]. If you read Cindy's first, then you'll clue in when he phones the house.

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* DramaticIrony: If you read Aishling's diary first, then you'll immediately realise realize that [[spoiler:Robbie, the guy Cindy meets in a bar, is her ex]]. If you read Cindy's first, then you'll clue in when he phones the house.



* WhatTheHellHero: The first line of Cindy's diary. She takes offence to someone suggesting that her mother's death was a "happy relief". Her father explains he meant as in a happy release from the pain of her mother's illness but Cindy still finds it rude.

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* WhatTheHellHero: The first line of Cindy's diary. She takes offence offense to someone suggesting that her mother's death was a "happy relief". Her father explains he meant as in a happy release from the pain of her mother's illness but Cindy still finds it rude.
3rd Dec '13 6:54:59 AM blueranger
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Cindy gets drunk during dinner and starts telling stories about the girls in her class. Aishling's narration states that Margaret found these stories very funny, probably because she knew all the girls.


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* MaybeEverAfter: Cindy and [[spoiler: Robbie/Bob]]. They do hit it off and could possibly see each other again. However it's doubtful considering Cindy is living [[spoiler: with his ex]].


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* ProperLady: Cindy views Aishling as a modern example, referring to her as "Miss Prim".
* PunnyName: Margaret Magee - Maggy Magee, Lampshaded by Cindy who wonders why her parents would call her that. Turns out it's her married name.
24th Aug '13 8:24:11 PM blueranger
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* CatFight: Emma, one of Cindy's classmates, mocks Cindy for Margaret marrying her father. When she asks if Margaret sleeps in her mother's bed, Cindy loses it and attacks her.



* MeaningfulName: Cindy - a young girl who gets a stepmother and stepsisters.

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* MeaningfulName: Cindy - a young girl who gets a stepmother and stepsisters. Her last name is Ellis too. (Cindy Ellis = Cinderella).


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* SiblingYinYang: Aishling is composed, mature and refined while Alva is loud, obnoxious and a complete brat.


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* WhatTheHellHero: The first line of Cindy's diary. She takes offence to someone suggesting that her mother's death was a "happy relief". Her father explains he meant as in a happy release from the pain of her mother's illness but Cindy still finds it rude.


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* WildTeenParty: Averted. Aishling has a birthday party at the house and it turns out more like a formal ball than anything else.
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