5 Resounding Stars for this beautifully written, heartfelt novel.
A coming of age, character-driven novel with a whole lot of soul, “The People We Keep” by Allison Larkin is a novel that resonated deep within my heart. The premise is one that I know and know well: Struggle, survival, trials, and tribulations. Making lemonade out of lemons and of course, my very favorite, the idea that sometimes family isn’t the one you’re born with, but the one you choose for yourself.
April is a girl who drew the short straw and then some. Her mom left and her dad has all but abandoned her. She could have given up a million times, yet that isn’t in her nature. Instead, she packs her bags in search of a place to call home. In doing so, she finds so much more.
Full of friendship, love, and life lessons, this novel teaches you that when life gets tough, not only can you survive, you can thrive, and you can find your tribe along the way.
An incredibly heart-wrenching read that will definitely go on my Goodreads-Best-of-List for 2021.
A huge thank you goes out to Gallery Books via NetGalley for the arc.