Three Little Words



Three Little Words Sixteen Year Old Sid Barely Remembers His Birth Mother And Has No Idea Who His Father Was Raised On An Idyllic Island By Loving Foster Parents, Sid Would Be Content To Stay There Forever, Drawing, Riding His Bike, Hanging Out With His Friend Chloe And Helping Out With Fariza, A Newly Arrived Foster Child But When A Stranger Named Phil Arrives On The Island With Disturbing News About His Birth Family Including A Troubled Younger Brother Sid Leaves All That Is Familiar To Help Find The Sibling He Didn T Know Existed.What He Discovers Is A Family Fractured By Mental Illness, But Also United By Strong Bonds Of Love And Compassion As Sid Searches For His Brother, Gets To Know His Grandmother, And Worries About Meeting His Biological Mother, He Realizes That There Will Never Be A Simple Answer To The Question, Am I My Brother S Keeper

  • Paperback
  • 218 pages
  • Three Little Words
  • Sarah N. Harvey
  • English
  • 13 December 2018
  • 9781459800656

About the Author: Sarah N. Harvey

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10 thoughts on “Three Little Words

  1. says:

    i think the book is good

  2. says:

    From the Publisher Sixteen year old Sid barely remembers his birth mother and has no idea who his father was Raised on an idyllic island by loving foster parents, Sid would be content to stay there forever, drawing, riding his bike, hanging out with his friend Chloe and helping out with Fariza, a newly arrived foster child But when a stranger named Phil arrives on the island with disturbing news about his birth family including a troubled younger brother Sid leaves all that is familiar to help find the sibling he didn t know existed.What he discovers is a family fractured by mental illness, but also united by strong bonds of love and compassion As Sid searches for his brother, gets to know his grandmother, and worries about meeting his biological mother, he realizes that there will never be a simple answer to the question, Am I my brother s keeper My Thoughts Veteran Canadian writer Sarah N Harvey writes on her website that some of the characters in Three Little Words were invited into this novel from her first piece of fiction a work she s...

  3. says:

    Sid is 16 and lives with his foster parents on an island off the west coast of Canada He s a bit compulsive and somewhat of a loner but he helps out around the house, is sympathetic to other children and loves to draw He is mature beyond his years and shows amazing patience with the scared little girl Fariza who is a new member of the foster home Chloe is flirty, fun, quirky and Sid s one good friend There are hints of an attraction on Sid s part but that is never pursued in the book it s enough that they are there for one another.When a man shows up claiming to be a good friend of Sid s absentee birth mother and asking for help, Sid is conflicted His mother abandoned him at age two and he has never heard from her since He owes her nothing but he learns he has a half brother who may need him, and a grandmother who is anxious to meet him Sid debates helping, but his inherent kindness and commitment to helping out wins and he agrees to travel to another island to search for his missing half brother and connect with his grandmother He learns his mother is bipolar and has run away so he m...

  4. says:

    I really struggled with this book The premise sounds fascinating, right But it s not I mean, all of the elements that the blurb promises are there the younger half brother who has been making poor choices a mother struggling with mental illness a grandmother who cares deeply but who is tired of always covering for her daughter and taking care of her grandsonHowever, the actual writing of the story is lackluster It sounds shiny an exciting cross country road trip but is, instead, a slow meander down a dirt road.It s not that I didn t enjoy this book in some ways it s just that this is a very slow paced story Not a lot happens by the end, and to me it seemed very much like a book that I d read to relax before bed There was nothing nervewracking or terrible in this story It was quiet, peaceful, and almost too calm, considering the issues that it tackles foster care done right , mental illness, child abuse mentioned in passing , troubled teen boys, etc.And I never was sure what to think of Sid, our protagonist He seemed too quiet, too passive, too much in the background Also, at 16, what kind of boy doesn t know that around that age, both guys and girls change and start becoming focused on sexual attraction and romance, etc Sid just seemed so clueless about Chloe being interested in him, and that just made me want to smack him because I don t think there re...

  5. says:

    3.5

  6. says:

    Felt like it was unfinished

  7. says:

    As a foster parent myself, I am always intrigued with books about foster care, both fiction and non fiction, which was the reason I chose this book Three Little words is set in Canada which is great because I know nothing about the Canadian foster care system I could fully enjoy the book without analyzing whether or not that s how things are really done like I do when I read an American novel about foster care.I liked that this book shows the positive side of foster care Sid has been in foster care since he was two years old and it has definitely been the best place for him His foster parents, Megan and Caleb, are wonderful, yet not perfect ,like a lot of foster parents I know At the same time, the grief and loss inherent in foster care is addressed as well Sid hasn t forgotten about his biological family and when his parents take in a new placement, Fariza, she definitely has issues adjusting.I struggled with the beginning of Sid s journey Why would his grandma think he could find his brother, Wain, when Sid has never even met him Sid asks that question as well but I don t think a realistic motivation for the grandma was offered I think there could have been a better way to start off Sid s relationship with his brother Once I let that go, I liked reading about their evolving relationship and Wain s personal evolution as well.This book is intended for young adult r...

  8. says:

    Despite having been abandoned at age two by his unpredictable mother, sixteen year old Sid short for Siddhartha has had a good life with his foster parents, Megan and Caleb, living on an island in British Columbia Other foster children come and go, but Sid, an introvert who loves to draw, stays Then one day Phil, a friend of Sid s mother, arrives on the island He tells Sid that not only has his mother disappeared, but Sid s younger half brother, Wain short for Gawain , is also missing Sid never knew he had a brother, and can t understand why Phil thinks he would have any chance of finding him, but reluctantly agrees to return to Victoria with Phil and meet or help find what s left of the family he never knew.I basically liked this book I thought the characters were well conceived and constructed, the structure was good, the description and sense of setting made me wish I could be on the island, and I liked how nothing was really perfect I also liked how Harvey really showed Sid s character in his treatment of Fariza, the traumatized foster child I did h...

  9. says:

    This book is about a sixteen year old boy, Sid who barely remembers anything about this childhood He has no idea who his birth mother and his birth father was Sid was raised on an island by two loving foster parents He would be content to stay there forever, drawing, riding his bike, hanging out with his friend, Chloe and helping out with Fariza, a newly arrived foster child But then when a stranger named Phil arrives on the island with very disturbing news saying something about his birth family News about his troubled younger brother, Sid leaves all behind to help find the sibling he never had, and never knew existed He soon discovers his family fractured by mental illness, but he is also united by strong bonds of love and compassion Sid finds his brother, Wain, gets to know his grandmother, and worries about meeting his biological mother I finished this book because, it seemed interesting at first, but then it got kind of boring, and then it got interesting again Overall the book was kind of confusing at times, like I would be like what happened huh so i had to read the previous pages again, to make sure Reasons why I picked up this book was because, of the cover of the book And the title, cause it s...

  10. says:

    Sid short for Siddhartha has spent virtually his entire life in the loving and supportive foster care of Caleb and Megan, and he considers them to be his mom and dad A bit of an introvert, Sid is also very empathetic making him a real asset in a home where foster children come and go His normal life is shattered when a strange man arrives on the island with Sid s half brother Wain short for Gawain Sid, by choice and obligation, gets reconnected with his birth family, learning all kinds of things about himself and a variety of three word phrases.This is an absolute gem of a book about what makes a family a family, as well as friendship, love, tolerance and so much There are four relationships that swirl around each other in this story of one artistic, introverted teen s life that with his parents , that with his best friend Chloe, that with Fariza a newly arrived foster child from a very violent home , and finally that with his birth family, especially Wain The story arcs twirl around each other like a DNA helix showing how all of them work together to allow Sid to cope with such radical change, and making for a very moving read The author has chosen three word chapter titles each of which captures the emotions and foibles of Sid s exitence from moment to moment, carrying the reader throu...

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