Sisters’ Keeper by Mon D reflects family and loyalty:
When Shakira Smith is brutally raped on her 19th birthday, her three quick-to-pull-a-trigger older sisters vow to help her get revenge. But getting revenge turns out to be the least of their worries. They find themselves struggling with questions of sexuality, weighed down by trust and intimacy issues, and caught in a feud with a deadly Chinese mafia. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” is a question. Sisters’ Keeper is a fact. There is no greater bond to have, and no deadlier line to cross.
Shavonne walked out the bathroom and sat on the bed next to Shakira. She caressed Shakira’s forehead and smoothed her hair back. “I can’t watch you do this to yourself, I know you’re stronger than this. I’m going to be honest with you, I just got off the phone with your therapist.” Shakira stared off into space; Shavonne gently held her by the face and turned it so that their eyes could lock. “She says you need closure, that it bothers you that your attacker is still out there. I know that’s not it, because I promised you we would handle that.” She looked deep into Shakira’s eyes. “Have I ever lied to you?” Shakira slightly shook her head no. “Come on Shakira, enough of this bullshit. You don’t have to worry about closure. We can’t fix the other problem, but I promise I will do everything in our power to help you get through this. Shakira, I need to know you trust me.”
Tears filled Shakira’s eyes. “You know I trust you.”
“If you trust me I need you to snap out of this nonsense and tell me what it is you need, and want me to do.”
Shakira’s eyes turned cold. “I want you to help me take his life like he took mine, and I wanna be there.”
The hate in Shakira’s tone caught Shavonee off guard. “Only if you promise to start eating and talking to me more.”
“I promise,” she said somberly, but there was hope in her eyes.
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