Fiction: The House We Grew Up In

Available tomorrow: The House We Grew Up In: A Novel

**2/5 stars

The House We Grew Up In is a emotional and tragic drama of a dysfunctional family and their growth apart and back together.

Recommended readers:

  • If you like emotional dramas with every twist imaginable
  • If you can relate to a dysfunctional family

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4/5 for characters
  • 3/5 for plot
  • 2/5 overall


The House We Grew Up In is emotional, tragic, and a never-ending series of family dramas. I’m having a hard time reviewing this book – because the characters were well-done, the plot was good and the writing has very interesting.  But this type of book in not my thing.  If you do like family dramas, where each member makes a selfish decision that affects the others, where each member in some way does something life-changing and loses touch with reality … then this is for you. It’s a testament to the author that – despite my dislike of a family tragedy – I read the entire thing and had to know what happened to the characters.

If you want to read this book stop here (spoiler alert) …  if not read on, I had to tell someone about all the tragedies in this book because they are so numerous. They include: Mental illness, suicide, sister cheating with brother-in-law, father falling in love with son’s baby mama, senior mom and lesbian girlfriend, cancer and more!

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