Bee and Jacky (Paperback)
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A brother and sister bear the scars of a childhood in which they sought comfort and safety in each other, but played games of power and loss instead. REVIEWS "Proves Coman's extraordinary talent for creating complex images with simple words and her remarkable ability to elicit sympathy for all the characters." -Booklist "Coman's latest is the literary equivalent of a Diane Arbus photograph; it presents a sharp, shocking picture of pathology, but leaves it to the audience to imagine the world beyond the frame." -Publishers Weekly "This brilliantly written novel centers around a critical weekend in the lives of a brother and sister who have an incestuous relationship ... What Coman does offer, masterfully, is honesty, compassion, and even a glimmer of hope." -School Library Journal "Coman's intriguing combination of detachment and emotional sensitivity works even better here than it did in What Jamie Saw ... a spare yet intimate encounter with a teen at the critical moment when things move beyond the way they used to be." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Startling and real, Coman reaches readers on a visceral level." -Voice of Youth Advocates "Powerfully and concisely written, Coman tackles huge issues including a teen's growing sexual awareness, incest, the human need for intimacy, and families in pain." -Children's Literature.