Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Brother’s Story by Katherine Sturtevant

Sturtevant, Katherine The Brother’s Story, 271 p. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. $16.99. Sexual Content – R.

Kit and Christy are twin brothers, barely surviving with their mother in a tiny, rural English village during the hard winter of 1683. Kit is tired of guiding and saving his dimwitted brother, so he quietly leaves and heads off for London. There he finds some friends, many new challenges and maybe the strength to choose the direction for his life. It’s too bad that Kit is so preoccupied with sexual things. Even though the descriptions use the vernacular of the day, the situations are still obvious, descriptive and distracting. I would have enjoyed his story much more without them.

NO. Cindy, Library-Teacher

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