Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Whiskey & Charlie by Annabel Smith

Posted by Marilyn Thiessen

Whiskey and Charlie are twin brothers.  In the early years they are best of friends and do everything together.  They share a secret language that they whisper back and forth through their crackly walkie-talkies. The two way alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie) becomes their code. However, Charlie feels that Whiskey often steals the limelight as he is outgoing when Charlie is more of an introvert.  As they grow, Charlie feels a growing resentment towards Whiskey.  By the time they reach adulthood they are barely speaking to each other.
Then Charlie is informed that Whiskey has been in a serious accident and is now in a coma.  As Whiskey lays in the hospital, Charlie relives their lives together and tries to come to grips with the distinct possibility that he will never be able to speak with Whiskey again.

A compelling read that rings true about sibling rivalry and the possibility of redemption.