Review: Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrien (Spoiler-Free)
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book from NetGalley, and was so excited to read it. Let me start this by saying that this book reminded me of the movies McFarland, USA and Real Women Have Curves mixed with the book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. And I mean that in a good way, it kind of brought out the best of both worlds. This story follows three points of views from the members of a broken family. It shows how a mother and an older sister have to deal with their dear family member Lucy, and her involvement with gangs and drugs as they are sorting out the lives of their own.
RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017 I enjoyed the themes covered in this story, and truly felt a connection to many of the characters. I especially related to Ruth and her point of view in the story. However, despite being entertained throughout the book, I felt like there was almost no "point" or "context" as to why this family was important to read about, or why it was this part of their lives that was featured in the book. In my opinion the writing felt a little bit awkward at times, but nothing that really took away from the story. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to a variety of readers for very different reasons. I think everyone who reads it could take something different away from the story.
Song I was reminded of while reading: Dusk Till Dawn