Josie and Jack

Josie and Jack

Book - 2005
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In Josie and Jack , Kelly Braffet gives us a deliciously dark, suspenseful debut novel in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith.

Beautiful, brilliant, and inseparable, Josie and Jack Raeburn live a secluded, anarchic existence in their decaying western Pennsylvania home. The only adult in their lives is their rage-prone father, a physicist, whose erratic behavior finally drives them away. Without a moral compass to guide them, Jack leads Josie into a menacing world of wealth, eroticism, and betrayal. His sociopathic tendencies emerge, and soon Josie must decide which is stronger: the love and devotion she feels for her brother or her will to survive.

From its opening page to its shocking climax, this contemporary Hansel and Gretel story is compulsively readable and hugely entertaining.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005
ISBN: 9780618441433
0618441433
Characteristics: 241 pages ; 21 cm

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koolsheena
Oct 09, 2015

Wow, I don't know how I found this novel but I did. I was speechless when I read it. Could not put it down. 5 stars. Will remember this novel forever. Truly my favorite. Warning: not for everyone, topic is suggestive.

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nidofito
Aug 27, 2014

I don't why I keep reading books like these. It's not that there is anything wrong with them, at least literally. It's just that they leave a bad taste in my mouth like that WTF moment regarding Jack at the end. It's probably a combination of the incest and the fact that there is not one happy moment in these kids' lives which just makes me feel slightly disgusted and grumpy.

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xoJmeLynnxo
Feb 26, 2012

I found this book really twisted but it kept me intrigued and kept me up at night, excited to find out what was going to happen.

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VV12
Aug 23, 2015

Sexual Content: rape

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Aug 23, 2015

Violence: physical abuse

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Aug 19, 2015

Other: incest

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