The Other Author:Thomas Tryon "The Other" tells the story of identical twin boys, Niles and Holland Perry, age thirteen, who have different birthdays (just before and just after midnight) and even different Zodiac signs. They are incredibly different in personality, but very close to one another, relationship-wise. One is a superficially-good boy who is secretly more than ju... more »st mischievous. The other one is quieter but genuinely good-hearted. He keeps hoping that he can get his twin on the right track. Or, is that what's really going on here? There are few other significant characters, except for the boys' grandmother Ada. She brings many traditions from The Old Country, including a "game" called "The Sight." When playing this game, one tries to fully understand another person or animal, to the point of experiencing what he, she, or it is experiencing. It resembles the concept of "grok" from Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, but it can be a longer experience and, if one is not careful, one can get dangerously lost in "The Sight." Ada teaches the twins this "game," and one of them becomes quite adept at it. Perhaps, too adept.
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