Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Families and Other Nonreturnable Gifts

Families and Other Nonreturnable GiftsFamilies and Other Nonreturnable Gifts by Claire LaZebnik
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

[DISCLAIMER - I WON A COPY OF THIS BOOK IN THE GOODREADS GIVEAWAY.]

Actually, I rather enjoyed this book. It was well-written, funny, sad, pretty much everything you could want in a contemporary-style book. I knew right from the start that Jacob had a crush on Keats, simply because of the way they interacted and the way she seemed oblivious to his adoration. Later on she admits she's known about it forever, but I never got that feeling. Oh well.

Getting to know her sister Hopkins via phone and e-mail conversations was interesting, but then when she shows up in person at the end it was kind of surprising just what her character was actually like outside of a thirty-second window.

I recognized a lot of stuff in this book as being similar to my own family and myself, and pretty much understood everything Keats was feeling (especially as she feels trapped and stagnant).

Overall, a good light read. Not my normal type of book, but it was a nice trip down the sidewalk anyway.

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