Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: The Family That Wasn't By: Gene Twaronite

                                      ReadingNook Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

What a fun, quirky, eye-opening story that really reminds you that you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family, and also that the grass isn't always greener on the other side, although it may appear that way from where your standing sometimes. John Boggle who's the main character whose a 13-year old boy who hates his family, and thinks their weird, and don't people to know how weird they are, so he constantly escapes up to the attic and writes about a family that he wishes he was a part of, but when his dreams come true, and he has a whole different family, he misses those that he prayed and dreamed of getting away from for so long.

This book not only has some great messages, and remembers that family is such an important bond whether you think your family is weird or not. I found this book to be laugh-out-loud funny at parts as well as heartbreaking at others. It was such a mix of emotions but I loved every minute of it. My only complaint about this book is that I wish it was longer, because I didn't want this story to end! 

xoxo, Laura

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