Skyler & Kina

Little Bram Series

Young Adult - Coming of Age
451 Pages
Reviewed on 12/21/2023
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Skyler & Kina is a work of fiction in the interpersonal drama, slice-of-life, and coming-of-age subgenres, and is the third novel in the Little Bram series. It is penned for young adult readers and contains some moderate language and sexual references suitable for the older end of the teen audience. In this story penned by author Michael C. Barrett, we find ourselves wrapped up in Skyler Bram's emotional journey, spotlighting a transformative year where she learns that nothing is permanent and good things eventually conclude. This installment explores the intricacies of diverse relationships, personal growth, and the transient nature of life.

Author Michael C. Barrett offers a fresh look at ourselves as young people, revisiting the complexities of adolescence with all the joy, heartbreak, and drama readers will have come to expect from the series. Skyler's narrative voice encapsulates these many challenges and endears her to us more and more as the novel unfolds, offering an enriching and heartwarming story for YA readers, but also one that the young-at-heart can enjoy. The narrative also delves into her relationship with her half-sister, Kina, which is a really interesting dynamic played with authentic dialogue and deep emotional resonance. The decision to call a truce and navigate life together opens up avenues for growth, unveiling unforeseen consequences that resonate with the book's authenticity. The series' humor shines through as the characters navigate friendships, societal expectations, and the unpredictable nature of high school life. Barrett's storytelling is nuanced, balancing these comedic elements with the poignant realities of teenagehood. Overall, I would certainly recommend Skyler & Kina as an accomplished and enjoyable drama that is also a reflection of the universal experiences of adolescence, told through the lens of some very engaging characters.