Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin

eBook - 2009
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At the age of eight Brian Lackey is found bleeding under the crawl space of his house, having endured something so traumatic that he cannot remember an entire five–hour period of time. During the following years he slowly recalls details from that night, but these fragments are not enough to explain what happened to him, and he begins to believe that he may have been the victim of an alien encounter. Neil McCormick is fully aware of the events from that summer of 1981. Wise beyond his years, curious about his developing sexuality, Neil found what he perceived to be love and guidance from his baseball coach. Now, ten years later, he is a teenage hustler, a terrorist of sorts, unaware of the dangerous path his life is taking. His recklessness is governed by idealized memories of his coach, memories that unexpectedly change when Brian comes to Neil for help and, ultimately, the truth.
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2009.
ISBN: 9780061737190
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc

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Nov 13, 2015

Hard to read, and at the same time hard to put down, this haunting story draws a fascinating comparison of the very different effects of a shared childhood trauma on two otherwise unrelated victims as they grow up. What absorbs you is not the mystery, but the character’s gut-wrenching journey to uncovering what you, the reader, already know. A book that will definitely stay with you long after you finish it.

JCLBeckyC Sep 02, 2015

This darkly realistic novel by author Scott Heim (who graduated from KU) takes place in Kansas during the early Eighties. Two friends who are on the same little league team survive a traumatic event they both experience differently. I read this book years ago and it's stayed with me all this time.

hgeng63 Mar 20, 2012

Above average. Absorbing & disturbing.

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Nov 13, 2015

VV12 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Feb 12, 2016

Sexual Content: rape and child molestation

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