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Whiskey and Charlie de Annabel Smith
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Whiskey and Charlie (edició 2015)

de Annabel Smith (Autor)

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"Whiskey and Charlie might have come from the same family, but they'd tell you two completely different stories about growing up. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not--bold, daring, carefree--and Charlie blames his twin brother for always stealing the limelight, always getting everything, always pushing Charlie back. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other ... When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident and has slipped into a coma, Charlie can't make sense of it. Who is he without Whiskey?"--Amazon.com.… (més)
Membre:TeacherLarson
Títol:Whiskey and Charlie
Autors:Annabel Smith (Autor)
Informació:Sourcebooks Landmark (2015), 336 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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This was a book I never would have picked up on my own in a million years, so I'm really glad it was sent as part of the round robin book club that I'm part of. I was pleasantly surprised by this! I really liked how the book was framed by the radio alphabet, from chapter titles to plot points. It was nifty and as I'm someone who doesn't read chapter titles, was a revelation when I got to the end and Smith kind of held your hand to that conclusion (for dopes like me, I guess).

I admit that I almost gave up mid-way through because I just did not like Charlie. I thought he was a whiny, woe-is-me, self-sabotaging ass. This was not wrong. But it's a redemption story. I appreciated that he wasn't perfect by the end of the book, but he was trying. ( )
  wisemetis | Dec 6, 2020 |
A little bit of a slow start but once it picked up I couldn't put it down. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
4.5 stars.

Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith is a bittersweet novel of redemption that is sure to resonate with anyone who has experienced strained family relationships. It is an introspective and sometimes heartbreaking story of twin brothers, Whiskey and Charlie, who have drifted apart over the years. When Whiskey is severely injured in an accident, Charlie faces some very hard truths as he waits for Whiskey to emerge from his coma. Grief stricken at the thought that he might never reconcile with his brother, Charlie vacillates between hope and fear as months pass with little improvement in Whiskey's condition.

Charlie has lived in the shadow of his more outgoing and friendly brother for most of his life. Popular and well-liked with plenty of confidence, Whiskey fearlessly met every challenge that came his way. Charlie never felt like he quite measured up and he eventually grew to resent Whiskey's effortless successes. As he sits at Whiskey's bedside, Charlie tries to pinpoint exactly when their relationship was irrevocably broken and in doing so, he comes to the stunning conclusion that he shoulders part of the blame for the rift between them.

While Charlie is a sympathetic character, he is also very frustrating and sometimes difficult to like. In childhood, Charlie was open and kind, but as his jealousy of Whiskey's accomplishments grew, he gradually became defensive and guarded. As an adult, Charlie is closed off and protective in his relationships and his irrational fears make it impossible for him to make a permanent commitment. Charlie is incredibly judgmental and his unfair assessments lead to contentious relationships with much of his family. It is not until he is on the verge of losing the woman he loves that Charlie truly begins to heal.

The phonetic alphabet has special meaning to the brothers and Ms. Smith cleverly incorporates it into the story. Each chapter is named after one of the letters (alpha, bravo, charlie, etc) and these vignettes offer insight into the brothers' complicated relationship. Past and present are seamlessly woven into an incredibly emotional journey of self discovery that is ultimately quite uplifting.

Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith is a thoroughly captivating novel that is poignant and moving. This beautifully written story offers a realistic peek into the mind of Charlie Ferns as he weathers the darkest days of his life. It is a truly unforgettable tale of hope and healing that will linger in readers' minds long after the last page is turned. ( )
  kbranfield | Feb 3, 2020 |
4.5 stars. Thoughtful and well-written. I wanted to know what happened but I didn't want it to end. For me, that's the sign of a terrific novel. ( )
  LizBurkhart | Sep 5, 2019 |
I purchased this book from Wal-Mart to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith. Whiskey and Charlie (born William and Charlie) are twins born in England, named after Princes and couldn't have been closer until those competitive teen years. In younger years they used walkie talkies and spoke to one another in two-way alphabet they were taught by a guy in the American Air Force. When the family moves to Austrailia things begin to get awkward for Charlie, he feels like his twin brother Whiskey is the favored brother better at everything except Golf. As the boys get older the rift grows and grows until one day Charlie recieved a phone call Whiskey was in a horrible accident and is in a coma. For months Charlie struggles to hold his life together, control his anger, and deal with strange family issues that continue to pop up. He attempts to understand what's going on with Whiskey's medical care until everything become too complicated. The guilt he feels over the silly fight he's had with his twin 10 years ago becomes too much for Charlie to bear if Whiskey doesn't wake up he will never get to make amends. I cried, I laughed, I felt everything Charlie was feeling as it was happening in the book. There was not a moment when I thought that was unrealistic or that was not the appropriate emotional response. The feelings in this book were real. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and my blog at readsbystacie.com ( )
  SBoren | Jun 26, 2019 |
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"Whiskey and Charlie might have come from the same family, but they'd tell you two completely different stories about growing up. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not--bold, daring, carefree--and Charlie blames his twin brother for always stealing the limelight, always getting everything, always pushing Charlie back. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other ... When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident and has slipped into a coma, Charlie can't make sense of it. Who is he without Whiskey?"--Amazon.com.

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