12 and Holding - basic plot: Twin boys and bullies. Bullies go late at night to burn down the twin's tree house not knowing one is spending the night inside, and he dies.
So, how does a kid deal with the loss of his brother? And the family? And the town?
Also, one of their friends gets her first period and falls in love with a construction worker who is a patient of her mom's (therapist) and uses him both as a fill-in for her father, and has a crush on him that goes a little strong.
Another subplot too.
I really enjoyed it, it's depressing but satisfying and a little 'whoa' at the ending, but the acting is great an subtle, as is most of the writing. I didn't think the third plot point was needed, but was good.