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In this heartrending coming-of-age tale, two brothers, James and Alex, must learn to live with each other as they experience the trials and tribulation of high school. After Alex's suicide attempt, the whole family is on edge. Thankfully, the boys are able to make a new shared friend. How will this young intermediary mend their relationship? Jesse Einstein's well-paced performance of What They Always Tell Us is filled with expertly rendered deep emotional connections.
James and Alex have barely anything in common anymore - least of all their experiences in high school, where James is a popular senior and Alex is suddenly an outcast. But at home, there is Henry, the precocious 10-year-old across the street, who eagerly befriends them both. And when Alex takes up running, there is James’s friend Nathen, who unites the brothers in moving and unexpected ways.
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Of course a story about two brothers, James and Alex, is the main story-line in this book, but it is in the first place a beautifully written wonderful story of growing up, discovering yourself, learning to come out of the crisis stronger than ever. It is a touching story about insecurity, and loneliness, the hardships of being a grown-up.
It is a gorgeous story of first love, true friendship and family ties.
I listened to an audiobook, but it is one of those books, that it is difficult to ruin, doesn't matter how hard a bad narrator would try to do it. Luckily, Jesse Einstein did a good job, and I enjoyed both - the story itself and its audio version. So you're free to chose what you prefer.