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Jacob and Macon dont have anything in common. He's a thirteen-year-old city boy trying to find his place in the world and she's his little country cousin the prodigy painter who hardly speaks. When Jacob is sent to stay with his Aunt and Uncle for the summer and falls ill he's exiled to the attic - the sickroom - and discovers his love of art in the paintings he finds there. Turning his back on his troubles back home Jacob launches himself into a friendship with the younger cousin he always ignored a secret friendship. But secrets can be dangerous and when a tantalizing chance to reinvent himself arises Jacob makes a choice that changes both his life and Macon's forever. A powerful story from the author of Home and The Grimly Queen about the betrayals we regret the friendships we cherish and the summers we never forget.

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The Sickroom
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2.8 / 5
Quiet but powerful
November 13th, 2014
Finely drawn and compelling, "The Sickroom" is a quiet but powerful coming of age novella that is sure to delight.
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September 3rd, 2014
One of the worst books I've ever read
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The Sickroom
October 12th, 2013
A bit slow in plot and character development. Also a bit confusing as to relationships (ie: Jacob's parents, Collin & his father).
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A good read
August 29th, 2013
I enjoyed this book. I had a hard time following it at points but thoroughly enjoyed the read and would recommend this book to others!
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