The Summer We Fell Apart

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The Summer We Fell Apart

I wasn't going to like this book. No, really, I wasn't going to like this book, because it was one of those 'things that went wrong with my childhood' books and 'how I have Redeemed my life' and I just wasn't going to like it.  But then it made me laugh.  And then it made me cry.  And then I liked it after all.

It's still a redemption story of sorts.  Four grown siblings learning how to be adults, sometimes they make it work…sometimes they don't.  It's not all happily-ever-afters, which I appreciate, but it's hopeful, at the end.  And perhaps better things will come, at least if they are careful.

Book Blurb for The Summer We Fell Apart

The children of a once-brilliant playwright and a struggling actress, the four Haas siblings grew up in chaos-raised in an environment composed of neglect and glamour in equal measure. When their father dies, they must depend on their intense but fragile bond to remember what it means to be family despite years of anger and hurt. These brothers and sisters are painfully human, sometimes selfish, and almost always making the wrong decisions, but their endearing struggles provide laughter through tears-something anyone who's ever had a sibling can relate to.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2010 4.25