Friday, July 29, 2011

Brother/Sister by Sean Olin

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Brother/Sister by Sean Olin
Razorbill, June 9, 2011

Summary from Goodreads:

Will and Asheley have a troubled past. Their father left them when they were little, and their mother has just been carted off to an alcohol treatment center. Now, they have the house to themselves, and an endless California summer stretching out before them. Through alternating perspectives, they tell the story of how and why their lives spun violently out of control - right up to the impossibly shocking conclusion you'll have to read for yourself to believe.
Totally creeptastic book. Not quite up to par with any of my MAHROAT titles, but it's close. I tell you, this book about brothers and sisters affected me way more than Forbidden did.

I wasn't Asheley's biggest fan while reading this book, though. She was a very spineless character, and spent most of the book doing what she was told without having a concrete opinion of her own. Will more than made up for that, though. I don't want to give too much away, but it's pretty safe (and understated) to say that Will has some mental problems that haven't properly been addressed.

The story is told in alternating viewpoints, which I thoroughly appreciated. I loved hearing both sides of the story, and knowing what each sibling was thinking. I have to admit that the narrations gets a little more horrid as the story goes on, until the unbelievable ending. For some reason I felt this sibling novel was way more believable than Forbidden, although both are wildly disturbing novels. If you like dark fiction, you should enjoy Brother/Sister.

Enjoy your reading!

1 comment:

  1. really?? are you serious? 'cause I'm forever damaged because of Forbidden!! :O I can't believe this review!!! I'm itching to read the book now!!


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