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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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    Quick, pleasant read

    This is a novella so it didn't take very long to read. It's about a young teenage boy who is spending the summer with his cousins. He gets ill and during his illness, bonds with a younger female cousin who is a prodigy, she is a talented painter. He doesn't really fit in with the male cousins who tease him mercilessly but he ends up betraying his female cousin in his attempt at fitting in with the other boys. He tells the story from the point of view of an adult looking back. I really liked the story and would have enjoyed a full novel with these characters. We get hints of what happened to the boy and girl as they grew up a bit when one last encounter is described when they are in their late teens/early 20s

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    What a Read!

    A well-written story about the heartbreaks and intense friendships of childhood. Highly recommended!

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    Quiet but powerful

    Finely drawn and compelling, "The Sickroom" is a quiet but powerful coming of age novella that is sure to delight.

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    The sickroom

    Loved it.. What a surprise!

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    A good read

    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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