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When Jade Eby Isn't Writing...

I write. A lot. But when I'm not writing...you can find me with my nose in a book. Or a Kindle.

The Family That Wasn't - Gene Twaronite Originally published at my blog Chasing Empty Pavements

When Gene Twaronite contacted me about reading and reviewing his two novels The Family that Wasn't and My Vacation in Hell, I was a little apprehensive because they seemed geared towards the MG audience and not that I have a problem with that, I just wasn't sure if it was going to be my cup of tea. BUT, I was so surprised by these novels! I absolutely loved them!

The Good: Oh my lord, this book was hilarious. It was tongue-in-cheek funny and from page one, I knew I was going to be laughing throughout this book. And if you think about it, I can't think of ONE person who hasn't in their lifetime wished they had a different family. I know I have. What if we all just wrote ourselves into the perfect family and left the ones we were born into?! I loved the concept, the premise, the characters! All extremely well written. I love the journey John must take in order to bring back his family. I really see this novel AS a MG or very young YA, but anyone of all ages can enjoy this book. It speaks to all the ages!

The Bad: There were a couple of over the top passages that I thought the story could have done without, but that's pretty much my only complaint.

I give this one an A!

**I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All the opinions are my own and I was not obligated to write a favorable review.