The Local News
Publish date: February 24th 2009
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Coming Of Age
Sibling relationships can change dramatically when kids reach their teens, and it's happened to Danny and Lydia Pasternak. Danny morphed into a popular jock, one of the kids who can't be bothered with brainiac outsiders like his younger sister Lydia. Actually, other than her friend David Nelson, a b...
Although the story line was a bit disturbing, the portrait of a high school girl going through a really rough time was really well rendered.
Wow -- what a great voice, memorable character in Lydia Pasternak. She's 15 at the start of the story, and her brother has gone missing. She's telling the story from 10 years later, but she mostly stays in the moment, with a few asides now and then about perspective that she gained on the moment in ...
After devouring the first 2/3 of this novel, I lost interest and almost forgot to finish it. Excellent writing, believable characters, but with the revelation of what had happened to the missing brother, the plot fumbled and the story got depressing. I think I'd have liked it better had the brothe...