Cost by Roxana Robinson.
The story of the most non-communicative, repressed, closed up family I have ever read, and the realization, and repercussions, when they find out one of the boys is a heroin addict.
Very sad, but well written. I read the entire thing, start to finish, in one day. I was rooting for Katherine.
I don't know if it's an age thing, but I have noticed if I don't love a book, I will not finish it. I used to feel the need to finish every book I started, no matter how much I hated it. Now I don't want to waste my time, even if I am dying to know how it turns out. It's like screw it-I have better things to do.
This book, obviously, did not fall in to that category.