The Silent Sister Themes & Motifs

Diane Chamberlain
This Study Guide consists of approximately 55 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Silent Sister.
This section contains 1,325 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Silent Sister Study Guide

Family

Although Riley has grown up with a relatively happy and stable home-life, there is still something missing. Aside from the death of Lisa, which happened when Riley was so young it barely made an imprint on her mind, Riley feels as if she had a present mother, father, and brother. However, at the beginning of the story, her father's death has left her feeling very empty and alone, even though she still has her brother Danny. It is this drive for family that keeps Riley digging into the secrets of the past although they may hurt and may reveal things about her family she wishes she didn't know.

It is the thread of family, and what one may do to protect them, that weaves through the story of Riley's father, Frank: the man who risked his own neck to keep his daughter out of jail. It...

(read more)

This section contains 1,325 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Silent Sister Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Silent Sister from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook