The author of the beloved Love Letters to the Dead returns with a parallel story of a mother and daughter each at age seventeen. Marilyn's tale recounts the summer she fell in love and set out on her own path. Angie's story is about her search for her unknown father.This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father....
|Title||:||In Search Of Us|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
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In Search Of Us Reviews
Qué libro más nostálgico y autentico.
I went into In Search of Us not really knowing much about the book, I’d seen Sam give the book a five star rating and that’s all I needed to give this book a go. To be honest I really did struggle with the beginning of the book, the chapters alternate with perspectives from Angie in the present and her mum Marilyn in the past. And I found myself more interested in following Angie’s perspective, I wanted to follow her story and longing in discovering the truth in what happened with her f ...more
Me gustó muchísimo, incluso más que Cartas de amor a los muertos (libro que tampoco llegué a amar). Los personajes son increíbles y el cambio de perspectiva entre Marilyn y Angie está muy bien hecho (debo admitir que me interesaba mucho más la vida de Marilyn cuando era joven que lo que contaba Angie, pero esto no quiere decir que su perspectiva me aburriera)
Ampliaré más en un próximo Wrap up, pero sepan que es un libro sumamente recomendable.
Actual rating 3.5
I admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of Dellaira's previous work Love Letters to the Dead - the idea was stellar, the execution meh. Thankfully, this wasn't the case with In Search of Us.
This is a tale of a multigenerational conflict, told in a compelling dual POV - one is Angie, an African-American teen, the other Marylin, a white woman and Angie's mother. The story jumps back and forth between Marilyn in her teens as she falls in love with Angie's father James, and Angie living i ...more
I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!
Not a book for me.
The book was okay and quite fast paced but I wasn't attached to the characters or the plot of the book and that really upset me cause I really wanted to love it!
I was so eager to read this book following Ava Dellaira’s other release, Love Letter’s to The Dead.’ I fell so in love with Love Letters so I had high expectations. And unfortunately they were not met. This story was so jumpy and confusing for me. I got the basic plot points like it was following a mother and daughter both at age Seventeen. But it got confusing in my head whilst reading. I forgot who’s POV I was on and it was just ahh. POV stories, majority of the time, aren’t for me but overall ...more
Rating: 4.5 Stars
I had wanted to read this book for many reasons. One, I really enjoyed Love Letters to the Dead. Two, I love multigenerational stories. Three, coming of age tales always work for me. Four, I never pass up a good romance. I am not quite sure what I was expecting from this book, but it delivered a total feelsplosion and was so beautifully tragic, I am kind of choked up right now just thinking about it.
•Pro: I wasn't sure at first, but I grew to love the alternating timeline. Contr ...more