History Literature / SistersNoWay

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.
24th Aug '13 8:18:26 PM blueranger
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* Everythings Better With Bob: Aishling calls her boyfriend Bob but she's the only one. Once she dumps him, he switches to Robbie.



* TheLostLenore: Cindy's dead mother for her father.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Aishling has this reaction when Cindy comes over to dinner for the second time. The first time she wears jeans and dirty shoes but the second time she wears a dress, does up her hair and puts on a lot of makeup.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Aishling has this reaction when Cindy comes over to dinner for the second time. The first time she wears jeans and dirty shoes but the second time she wears a dress, does up her hair and puts on a lot of makeup. Ultimately subverted as Aishling thinks she overdid it.



* SlobsVsSnobs: Played with in regards to Bob/Robbie's choice of "snob" Aishling vs "slob" Cindy.

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* SlobsVsSnobs: SlobsVersusSnobs: Played with in regards to Bob/Robbie's choice of "snob" Aishling vs "slob" Cindy.Cindy. Aishling is actually poorer than Cindy but is a lover of classical music and literature while Cindy is a more stereotypical teenager.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Discussed by Cindy. Her mother apparently wanted it to be spelt "Cyndi" but her father stopped her.
* TerritorialSmurfette: Suggested with Cindy towards her father.
* UncannyValleyMakeup: Aishling reacts this way to Cindy's make-up at the second dinner. "Her make-up made you want to run for a face cloth".
6th Apr '13 2:57:49 AM Xtifr
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''Sisters... No Way!'' is a novel by Irish author Siobhan Parkinson. It's told uniquely in the form of two diaries kept by two teenage girls. Cindy is a fifteen-year-old only child whose mother has just died of an illness. She's actually adjusting pretty well to it until her father starts dating one of her teachers. The teacher in question has two daughters of her own, sixteen-year-old Aishling and fourteen-year-old Alva. We read the diaries of Cindy and Aishling and get their views on how their lives change as their parents eventually marry and the families are forced to move in together.

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''Sisters... No Way!'' is a novel by Irish author Siobhan Siobhán Parkinson. It's told uniquely in the form of two diaries kept by two teenage girls. Cindy is a fifteen-year-old only child whose mother has just died of an illness. She's actually adjusting pretty well to it until her father starts dating one of her teachers. The teacher in question has two daughters of her own, sixteen-year-old Aishling and fourteen-year-old Alva. We read the diaries of Cindy and Aishling and get their views on how their lives change as their parents eventually marry and the families are forced to move in together.
26th Jan '13 9:10:38 AM VPhantom
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* EverythingsBetterWithBob: Aishling calls her boyfriend Bob but she's the only one. Once she dumps him, he switches to Robbie.

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* EverythingsBetterWithBob: Everythings Better With Bob: Aishling calls her boyfriend Bob but she's the only one. Once she dumps him, he switches to Robbie.
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