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 controlrigh...more
4.5 FANTASTIC SURPRISING ENDING YET UNRESOLVED STARS
First, this book is uniquely structured. The story is told in alternating point of view by twins Will and Asheley while being interrogated. Everything is dialogue, but you don't read anything the interviewer asks, only Will and Asheley's answers when they're giving their statements.
The author has an engaging and intense writing style, especially for Will. The storyline is heartbreaking with shoc...more
Will was p...more
P.S. So, I've read it and as you can see, I liked it. A lot. It's a wierd story, very well written with ending that'll leave you with your mouth hangging open.
Just read it. And one more thing - this is not Tabitha Suzuma kind of a story if that's what makes you all hot and interested.
Sean Olin writing is sharp, powerful and extremely gripping. The first chapter just grabbed me and sucked in. Even when I wanted to stop reading because some scenes were too painful and pushed me out of my reading comfort zone, I couldn't. I needed to know what happened.
I don't want to give much away about the plot. Let just say that at the beginning you k...more
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Before I started the book, I read reviews that said that the ending was shocking and surprising. Now that I've finally read it, I have to say that I agree. I was not expecting it to end that way at all. It made me question everything else in the book. And now I'm wishing the entire book got a reaction out of me like the ending did because maybe I would have liked it more.
Will and Asheley are siblings. Their father left them when they were really...more
Asheley and Will live with an alcoholic mother who has been dragged off to rehab for a couple of months and her friend, a daddy wanna-be who tries to keep an eye on them by popping in every now and then. The two teens essentially have no adult supervision for the summer. Will is socially inept for reasons unclear. He is dependent on Asheley for everything, but believes he is her guardian and savior. His lust for his sister is palpable from the beginning but only acte...more
Asheley and Will have always had each other to lean on. With no father and an out - of - control alcoholic mother it's Will in particular who has tried to protect Asheley. Whilst Will is constantly anxious, anti social and tends to have these aggressive outbursts, Asheley is the one with the boyfriend and is now slowly starting to make...more
The ending is abrupt and, at first, I paused and had to re-read and figure out why it was ending where it did. But then you notice something small, something very definite and purposeful in the last thing Asheley says, and suddenly the entire book takes on a whole new meaning and you'...more
Frankly, I don't think I was even aware of how ridicul...more
This is when things begin to get odd when readers discover that Will especially has feelings for his si...more
I’m not big on giving star ratings to books, but this one was hovering around the 3 star level until the ending -- the ending was…wow. Totally unexpected and it was like, a...more
It all starts on what appears to be the best day of Will and Asheley's lives. Will wins the local golf tournament and Asheley helps her softball team win a game against their biggest...more
In California, we meet Will and Asheley two teenagers that have already had their share of action in the summer. Brother/Sister is alternated between Will and Asheley's perspectives with deep confessions. Will and Asheley didn't have the best upbringing. Their alcoholic m...more
Brother/Sister was crazy twisted, I was not expecting it to mess with my head as much as it did. It left me thinking about it way after I was done with it, I was trying to make dinner and kept itching to go back and read the last few pages again.
The synopsis doesn’t give much away and there’s a reason for that, I won’t say much about what really goes on in the story so I won’t spoil it for you, just know that there’s a lot of things that you just don’t see coming and...more
Two days. That's how long it took me to read this book. Two days!
It was fantastic. A very clever psychological YA novel, written from the point of view of Ashley and Will (the brother and sister). I liked how sometimes what Will said was happening wasn't the way it actually happened as we found out when it was Ashley's turn to tell the story. Like in the motel room in Mexico? That was really sick! Totally disgusting, though Will for some reason decided to leave that part out when...more
Will and Asheley (the only thing that I have to criticise is the spelling of Asheley - ugh) are brother and sister who have a close relationship. Maybe a little too close. Maybe not. Things do verge on creepy now and then but in such a brilliantly subtle way. They've had a troubled life and only have each other to rely on...more
Now I can't wait to read Killing Bri...more
In many ways, I think the sister was oblivious, either consciously or subconsciously, to how he felt about her.
That's really about all I have to say about this book.
Du kannst fliehen, deinem Schicksal entkommst du nie.
Drei Tote. Ein Geschwisterpaar auf der Flucht. Jetzt werden Will und Asheley in einem mexikanischen Gefängnis verhört. Die Anklage: Dreifacher Mord. Aber wer war der Täter? Asheley liebt ihren Bruder, aber sie hat auch Angst vor ihm. Dabei möchte Will seine Schwester doch nur beschützen. Die Morde sind einfach passiert. Warum? Das können nur Will und Asheley erklären...
Will und Asheley sind Geschwist...more
Five stars, it was totally unlike anything I've ever read before. The ending was... just perfect.
Argh, I enjoyed reading this book so much I don't even know where to start.
Brother/Sister is a tale about one messed-up sibling relationship. It's told in dual narrative with Will and Asheley taking it in turns to narrate a chapter each. The whole thing is told as if the reader is a police officer the characters are directly speaking to, a style which compliments the whole 'unreliable narrator' vibe of the book perfectly. Short chapters give the story a sense of urgency and this is...more