Bee and Jacky
A brother and sister bear the scars of a childhood in which they sought comfort and safety in each other, but played games of power and loss instead.
Years after the return of their seriously wounded father from Vietnam, 13-year-old Bee Cooney and her older brother, Jacky, still bear their own scars—the result of a childhood spent entangled with each other as they fought to cope with their losses. The memories have not faded. On Labor Day weekend, when their parents are away, Bee and Jacky return to the shameful games of their childhood—and destroy, then transform, their lives. With mastery and grace, multiple award-winner Carolyn Coman has created a novel that looks deep into the heart of one particular family.
- Ages: 14–17
- Grades: 9–12
- Pages: 128