Book Review – The Whole Thing Together


The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares (Penguin) ISBN: 9780141386300

Book Review – The Whole Thing Together

Teenagers Ray and Sasha come from one big, broken family. They share a bedroom, they have overlapping circles of friend and the same sisters – but they’ve never met.

Once, Sasha’s dad and Ray’s mother were married and had three daughters. After they divorced, they each remarried and started two new families with two new children, namely Sasha and Ray. During the summer months, they alternate sharing a beautiful beach house.

When Sasha and Ray finally meet, it promises to be a summer filled with romance and secrets, tragedy and reconciliation. This novel is aimed at readers twelve years of age and older, and is a perfect read for the young adult market, who will no doubt identify with the themes of blended families, first love and finding yourself.

Anne Brashares, the author of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, has written a heart-warming summer romance that manages to touch on other issues that affect teenagers.

Anthony Ehlers
4/5

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