Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh

Plum and Ginny are a couple of sisters who live in a one-of-a-kind, epic, and slowing dilapidating house. When their parents first bought the place, their father wasted no time in creating custom furniture and built-ins. Since their father passed away, his office has been off limits and the family has been struggling in more ways than just financially.

Plum has always been a bit of an outsider, so she surprises herself when she starts up a close friendship with one of the school’s jocks. Ginny is in her last year of high school and is obsessed with getting into college. Both girls seem to be on their own trajectories, but when tragedy strikes, they come together in ways they never had before.

There is nothing quite like the tale of two sisters. I loved how through all their ebbs and flows; they ultimately knew they could always rely on each other. This book was fantastic – I enjoyed the characters and all the classic book references.

Blair Thornburgh is an author, editor and sewing enthusiast. She graduated from the University of Chicago, where she received a BA in Medieval Studies and later received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in Minnesota. Blair currently lives with her husband is Pennsylvania.