When his mother needs to make a sudden interstate trip to support her own sister’s crisis, Jamie steps up and offers to look after Oscar for a few days.
The weekend passes with a few hiccups along the way, but Jamie rises to the challenges and manages to get Oscar to his various appointments and activities despite relying on the bus.
But his mother never returns.
And he can’t call on help from the authorities, as this would risk Oscar being removed from the family home, something that Jamie promised his parents would never happen.
He needs to dig deep to solve this mystery with no adult help.
I liked that Bavati portrayed the affection between the brothers, and that Oscar was depicted as being more than just his disability.
Otherwise, it was well written and left me guessing. Jamie and Oscar were both relateable, and Jamie’s budding relationship with Zoe was also done well.
This is author Robyn Bavati’s fourth book for young adults, and I’m sure it’s not going to be her last.
Title: A Weekend with Oscar
Author: Robyn Bavarti
Publisher: Walker, $19.99
Publication Date: 7 July, 2021
For ages: 12 years +
Type: Young Adult Fiction
July 19, 2021 at 04:34AM Jo-Ann S