I don't know why I can't quit a book once I've finished. But this one had so many five star reviews and 'important' praise that I expected the greatness to be just a chapter away. But unfortunately, it wasn't.
This was the best "coming of age" story that I have ever read.
The story pulled my heartstrings and reminded me that also parents and children are part of one family, there can also simultaneously "live" in "parallel "
took a month on purpose I wanted to savor it 😐
a tale that includes a good look at HIV and AIDS and how judgmental the world was and sadly some still are .
Above all else this book is about love. It is about a family. It is about two sisters. And, it is about healing. I enjoyed this so much I had a hard time hitting the post button. I look forward to more from this author.
I am a US Army Social Worker with too many interests in life and not nearly enough time.
I wish i could write a review of this novel that would touch even the fringes of the depth of this story, but alas, i do not possess that skill. Touching and gritty. Loving and hateful. It was an amazing story, read with just the right tone and story telling ability. The best book i have heard or read for years.
How surprised I was that a Daily Deal book could be so wonderful.
I loved how the subject of AIDS in the early 80's was dealt with and the multiple perspectives offered and handled realistically. In addition, the complexity of relationships and different kinds of love was explored gracefully.
No, but I look forward to reading more of her work.
Yes toward the end, the bravery and loyalty and love that came through in several of the characters was quite touching. I won't spoil it for potential readers or listeners, but it's extremely moving.
Thank you to the author for the the exceptionally touching story and for hiring such a perfect narrator to read this book. A story can be ruined by the wrong narrator and in this case I feel she did the story justice.
The narrator was fantastic. I didn't know what to expect with this book, but I am so glad I gave it a listen. I don't know that I have ever read or listened to a book that was so touching. That felt so personal, honest and private.
Had this been categorized as a YA novel as it should have been i'm sure I would have passed on it. However, It wasn't so bad I could't finish it and most of it was pretty good. This said, it is, at times, overly dramatic and filled with the all the pathos of the teen years. For those who appreciate those qualities it is probably a very good read (listen).