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Brother Sister by Sean Olin

Brother Sister by Sean Olin. Pub. Razor Bill Penguin, 2011.

Will and Asheley are teenage brother and sister and they have a hellava story to tell. Not a pretty story but a story that seems inevitable given their upbringing and their parents.

Will is tall and lanky, very moody and changeable, lacks friends but has great ability at golf, and he loves his sister. Asheley is younger than him, very attractive , has few friends,  does have a boy friend called Craig who she loves but he is a macho clown.

On a day when Will wins a golf tournament and Asheley plays a starring role in a win for her softball team their lives come tragically undone.

Will and Asheley’s parents are divorced, they live with their mother in a house built by their father, and she is the town drunk. A violent abusive drunk and on this day after weeks off the sauce she hits it with a violent and abusive vengeance.

Will and Asheley shrink into despair before your eyes and Will especially goes into a mental decline that leads to murder. I can tell you no more but it is compelling reading.

The plot is revealed in narratives by both Will and Asheley retrospectively and in consecutive chapters so that you see both sides of the story. The chapters are short and the drama is intense. It is hot stuff.

Senior secondary and young adult in appeal.

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