The Sickroom by Shayna Krishnasamy

The Sickroom

byShayna Krishnasamy

Kobo ebook | October 25, 2010

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Jacob and Macon dont have anything in common. He's a thirteen-year-old city boy trying to find his place in the world and she's his little country cousin the prodigy painter who hardly speaks. When Jacob is sent to stay with his Aunt and Uncle for the summer and falls ill he's exiled to the attic - the sickroom - and discovers his love of art in the paintings he finds there. Turning his back on his troubles back home Jacob launches himself into a friendship with the younger cousin he always ignored a secret friendship. But secrets can be dangerous and when a tantalizing chance to reinvent himself arises Jacob makes a choice that changes both his life and Macon's forever. A powerful story from the author of Home and The Grimly Queen about the betrayals we regret the friendships we cherish and the summers we never forget.

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Title:The SickroomFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 25, 2010Publisher:Shayna KrishnasamyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0981335225

ISBN - 13:9780981335223

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I really enjoyed this beautifully written book about a summer that changes everything. It's different but I think a lot of people would like it.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick, pleasant read This is a novella so it didn't take very long to read. It's about a young teenage boy who is spending the summer with his cousins. He gets ill and during his illness, bonds with a younger female cousin who is a prodigy, she is a talented painter. He doesn't really fit in with the male cousins who tease him mercilessly but he ends up betraying his female cousin in his attempt at fitting in with the other boys. He tells the story from the point of view of an adult looking back. I really liked the story and would have enjoyed a full novel with these characters. We get hints of what happened to the boy and girl as they grew up a bit when one last encounter is described when they are in their late teens-early 20s
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Read! A well-written story about the heartbreaks and intense friendships of childhood. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Must Read I just finished reading this book and when I finished, I'll be honest, I wanted to cry. This book was very good. It is different from the mystery books I always read but when I read the summary, I could not resist. The style of the book was t like, how can I say this, the point of view of Jacob was so life like. I also enjoyed how the author was telling the story as from the future. Jacob would think to himself how in the future, this one thing would change or would not matter. But, in all this was a very good book and loved the imagery of the paintings Macon drew.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet but powerful Finely drawn and compelling, "The Sickroom" is a quiet but powerful coming of age novella that is sure to delight.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The sickroom Loved it.. What a surprise!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The sickroom Loved it.. What a surprise!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Review One of the worst books I've ever read
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Sickroom Aimless plot. If this story has a point I missed it entirely.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Sickroom Not bad, if you want something quick and easy to read
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sickroom Disappointing. Easy read but was very disappointed in the ending
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Sickroom A bit slow in plot and character development. Also a bit confusing as to relationships (ie: Jacob's parents, Collin & his father).
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Sickroom A snapshot of a childhood summer, a charming whirlpool of disappointment, discovery, mistake & regret. Strangely lovely!
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read I enjoyed this book. I had a hard time following it at points but thoroughly enjoyed the read and would recommend this book to others!
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Sick Room Did not like this book.
Date published: 2013-04-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Sick Room Did not like this book.
Date published: 2013-04-21