Good characters have either changing characteristics or changing motivations. Great characters have both. In "isosceles", the coming of age YA novel by Scott R. Caseley, The author has developed not just one but three great characters through the use of shanging motivations and characteristics.
This triangle of friendship takes the kids from a time in their lives when they have everything in common through points of their development that mold then into not only distinct personalities, but vital roles in the friendship.
Sean, Trey, and Madeline go through the common losses of childhood and adolescence, but they all experience uncommon tragedies that they share. The absence, abandonment, and death of parents. Heartache, heartbreak, and the loss of innocence.
Never has growing up been a more precarious journey than when it is done within their sometimes fractured and unsteady bond of friendship.
This novel pulled me into it. I was angry and frustrated at times. I ached for these kids and wept for their broken childhoods. The brutal nature of their experiences mixed with the horror of the outcome touched me as I read and I felt I knew these kids. The raw and unfettered nature of their language, their lives and their loves was masterfully accomplished as my heart was truly with these people and they lost their role as simply characters in a story.
I got a sneak peek at Caseley's next novel and I can't wait to find out what else he's got for us. To read more about Scott R. Caseley go to
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