Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda

By Anna Shinoda

kin secrets and techniques reduce to the bone during this enthralling debut novel a few teenager whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many.

There is a pecking order to each family members. Seventeen-year outdated Clare is the overprotected child; Peter is the common, rebellious heart baby; and Luke is the oldest, the can’t-do-wrong favourite. To their mom, they seem to be a general, satisfied family.

To Clare, they seem to be a kinfolk at the verge of catastrophe. Clare: the formidable striver; Peter: the indignant ticking time bomb; and Luke: a drug-addicted convicted felon who has been out and in of penitentiary for so long as Clare can remember—and who has consistently been bailed out through their parents.

Clare loves Luke, yet lifestyles as his sister hasn’t been effortless. And while he comes domestic (again), she desires to think this time could be assorted (again). but while the truths in the back of his arrests start to floor, every thing Clare is familiar with is shaken to its middle. after which Luke is arrested. Again.

Except this time is different, simply because Clare’s mother does the unthinkable on Luke’s behalf, and Clare has to choose even if turning her again on kinfolk is a egocentric act…or the single strategy to maintain from drowning in addition to them.

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