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Untouchable by Scott O'Connor
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May 21, 2012

really liked it
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Read from May 27 to 28, 2012


I struggled to put a rating on this one. It isn't because it's a bad book but it's not a book to fall in love with. Most people aren't going to like this book. It's not a happy book. This isn't a book you take to the beach to read while you're laying out. This is a book that saddens you.

"Untouchable" is the story of a broken family and an examination of how profoundly each member of the family is devastated by the destruction of that family unit. I won't rehash the plot - there's a book summary for that - but this book focuses on two individuals: David and his son, Whitley (aka "The Kid") and how they deal with the loss of their wife and mother, respectively, and how they ultimately come to grips with her death and the circumstances surrounding it.

This book deals with some tough subjects (death, suicide, bullying) and doesn't shy away from the darker side of those subjects, but it treats them honestly. If you aren't afraid of dealing with tough subjects then this book is a must read. If your goal in reading is escapism and fantasy, skip this book - you won't appreciate it.

As a side note: This book does a remarkable job demonstrating how kids are bullied and how easily that bullying gets overlooked by teachers and parents.

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Andrew Looking forward to this review.

How did you come across this one?

Andrew #2! I saw it during one of my (many) trips to B&N and it intrigued me.

I had trouble deciding on a rating for it.

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