We are thrown in to Wes and Mary's family, we meet him, his sister and brothers, his girlfriend, Mary - his Mum, and all the other people that come with this mixed family. To be honest, I was not at all sure where this book was going to go and what was going to happen as the blurb leads you down a path you do not necessarily follow.
I think this book is a great character study. A flawed character is looking and analysing another flawed character and other characters who are just as flawed around them. And basically, everyone is trying to muddle along and sort their shit out.
How personalities unfold and how people develop in the book is great, it keeps the pages turning, in what is not 100pc that lively or gripping a story on occasion. Also what is great is how normal and real it all seems, I think the fact that the general day-to-day bits are so relatable is what keeps you reeled in.
A real surprise of a book, a very intelligent and observational read that I would recommend around!
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