"I'd never expected to be held accountable for my actions as a ten-year-old, and I certainly never thought they would cost me my brother's love. Now I took his side in any argument he had with my parents, but he didn't seem to notice."
-- from "With Equals Alone" in Saving Stanley: The Brickman Stories by Scott Nadelson.
This is a terrific collection of interrelated stories about Daniel Brickman and his family. Here, a young Daniel struggles to be loved by his older, now in high school, brother. There is a lot of truth in these stories. Great reading.