Saturday, December 3, 2016
Not As We Know It
Jaimie and Ned are twins but have really never been alike because Ned has Cystic Fibrosis and it is slowly killing him. Living as they do near the ocean the boys often go down, especially after storms to look for treasure. One day they find something totally unexpected - a living creature that looks to be part human and part fish - almost like a merman. This creature - whom Ned calls Leonard after his favorite Star Trek character - Leonard "Bones" McCoy - appears to be injured. Ned and Jaimie take care of Leonard but keep him secret. But as time goes on Jaimie feels jealous and he feels like Ned is keeping something secret. While Jaimie was hoping Leonard was there to heal his brother - maybe there is another purpose. Filled with Star Trek references and set in 1983 this was an interesting, quirky, and at the end, a thoughtful read.