Reading Notes: Skinny

Skinny - Ibi Kaslik

The alternating perspectives between the two sisters present two clearly distinct voices, although what is shared is a sense of something lurking beneath.

 

Each is struggling, in her own way, to find a sense of security, and following the death of their father this process becomes even more complicated. 

 

It is a painful and memorable story and the author realistically depicts the fragmented and lingering effects (for instance on other relationships each sister has later in life and on their abilities to focus on long-term goals in terms of studies/career) of unresolved breakdowns. This does not make for comfortable reading, and nor should it.