What do you do with an older sister who is smart, pretty, popular, and perfect? What do you do when you realize she's the best sister ever? What do you do when you find out she's gone.... And you didn't get to say good-bye? Thirteen year old Elly Rowan asks herself those questions---and one more.... WHY DID SHE HAVE TO DIE? better description: thirteen year old elly rowan is living in the shadow of her fourteen year old "Perfect" sister, Kathy, the golden child in the family. suddenly, Kathy is gone and elly is left to find her way alone, rather than follow in kathy's footsteps.