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Thirteen-year-old Bee resumes the physical relationship she has had in the past with her seventeen-year-old brother Jacky, a move that forces them to confront their personal histories.
Posted August 8, 2004
Bee & Jacky is a tragic story about a mentally unstable girl and her physical relationship with her brother. To truly appreciate this book, the reader must be mature.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 17, 2002
Bee and Jacky started out in a small town in Indiana. Bee¿s family was going out of town on Memorial Day weekend to visit her grandparents, when Jacky [Bee¿s teenaged brother] announces that he is not going. Anne and Phil Cooney both know that they can no longer tall him what do to, so they let him stay home. After that night at dinner, a Bull appears outside their back door. When everyone gets up to go look at it, Bee faints. At this point I¿m extremely confused as to why a bull decides to show up, and why the author doesn¿t explain it. As the story progresses, I am disappointed by the weak plotline of the story. From what I picked up, Bee [the younger sister] wants Jacky to be as close to her as they were when they lived in Decatur. However I was confused again by the appearance of a bear that I¿m not even sure existed. Bee explains that it ¿Ripped open his chest¿. So Bee walks inside to take a nap. At this point I was extremely confused and frustrated. She talked about feeling scars all over her body and seeing them on her chest, then a few pages later they were non-existent. I gave this book a 2 rating because the plot line was weak, the entire story was confusing and lacking in explanation. I also didn¿t like the fact that it never explained why their father was so strange beyond ¿He was in a war¿.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.