What I’m Reading: Whiskey and Charlie

I picked up a book from Hoopla.  It looked good from the cover but we all know that advice on that account…  “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”

The book was Whiskey and Charlie and the author is Annabell Smith.

The book was pretty good.  I didn’t connect with the characters as well as I had hoped to.  The story is told in flashbacks while one of the twin brothers in the book is lying in a coma.  While I was reading I couldn’t help but wish I could get the opinion of the other brother.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:Whiskey and Charlie might have come from the same family, but they’d tell you two completely different stories about growing up. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not ― bold, daring, carefree ― and Charlie blames his twin brother for always stealing the limelight, always getting everything, always pushing Charlie back. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other.

When they were just boys, the secret language they whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies connected them, in a way. The two-way alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, delta) became their code, their lifeline. But as the brothers grew up, they grew apart.

When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident and has slipped into a coma, Charlie can’t make sense of it. Who is he without Whiskey? As days and weeks slip by and the chances of Whiskey recovering grow ever more slim, Charlie is forced to consider that he may never get to say all the things he wants to say. A compelling and unforgettable novel about rivalry and redemption, Whiskey & Charlie is perfect for anyone whose family has ever been less than picture-perfect.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.3 stars.  I’d give the book 4.2 stars.  It’s not a bad book, I do wish I had a little more connectedness to the characters though.  There wasn’t one I REALLY loved and for me, the best books are ones where I can imagine myself as the character.

If you are interested, you can find the book HERE on Amazon.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Whiskey and Charlie”

  1. Judith Fairchild

    I can connect with your synopsis of the story but from Whisky’s viewpoint. My sister just older than me was a Charley. I had the excuse to see anyone’s face I had to get up close. I’m very nearsighted. So I was taken for friendly. Where Tissue would stand back and wait for attention. That changed a lot when I started school and it was discovered how nearsighted I am. But in the family the pattern was set. It’s taken a lot of years and conversation to heal the wounds. Praise the Lord Jesus we have lived long enough to be come friends as well as sisters.

  2. Thanks for your review – I don’t have Hoopla – no library right now :-) but I would love to have hoopla at a later date!
    Love and prayers

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