Half Brother

HALF BROTHER by Kenneth Oppel

This book was recommended to me by one of my 12 year old clients, but this 49 year old enjoyed it just as much! It is a lovely story of a family, and to some degree, what every family goes through. Parenting issues, adolescent angst, marital issues, job stress, moving, adopting a chimp . . . you know, regular stuff. The story begins with Ben waking up on his thirteenth birthday just after a move from Toronto to Victoria, B.C. I love how the author writes the story from Ben’s perspective and how life and changes are seen through a thirteen year old’s eyes. For the young and the older, this is a great book that kept me engaged.