Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Swift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron

Swift, Brutal Retaliation, Meghan McCarron.  New York: Doherty, Tom Associates, L.L.C., 2011, 2012.  e-book, 58 pps.

Sinead and Brigid are two sisters who are grieving their brother Ian's death.  Dad is a drunk and Mom withdraws from the family.  Ian's classmates bring over a bunch of lasagna.  Sinead and Brigid run into Ian's spirit who actually is not a nice sort of ghostie at all.

sapphoq reviews says: This particular short story would appeal most to Junior High readers.  Although it lacks a bit of sparkle, the description of a family in mourning is quite realistic.  Swift, Brutal Retaliation exhibits some unique twists.  Because of the twists, this short story is recommended for pre-teen readers, especially any who are curious about the craft of writing and different ways to write a story.

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