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Untouchable by Scott O'Connor
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Oct 13, 2011

it was amazing

Adults forget how children view the world, how they process information.

Mom (Lucy) is missing from the Darby family. Dad (David) tells one story. The son, Whitley a/k/a"The Kid" has a completely different version of what happened to his mother. Both father and son are consumed by grief and are adrift in a sea of pain. They are unable to connect at a time when the need is critical.

As if losing one's mother is not bad enough, The Kid is also the victim of horrendous bullying. Do parents ever really understand the world of middle school? Do they remember all that angst? Poor Whitley is alone in navigating these troubled waters.

My heart broke for The Kid and his father.

Scott O'Connor's prose flowed smoothly and I was completely absorbed in the lives of these characters. High recommendation!!!
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