The Homecoming by Stacie Ramey book review

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The Plot

**As taken from goodreads**

It’s been a year since John lost his girlfriend, Leah, to suicide. Living with his uncle keeps his mind from the tragedy and his screwed up family-until he gets into trouble and a judge sends him back home. With a neglectful mother and abusive brother, John’s homecoming is far from happy.As he tries to navigate and repair the relationships he abandoned years ago, Emily, the girl next door, is the only bright spot. She’s sweet and smart and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. But tragedy isn’t far away, and John must soon face an impossible decision: save his family or save himself.

The Review

After reading the synopsis for this book I thought it would be a deep emotional read. However i found it hard to connect with the main character, John.While he had a very distinct voice, which I liked, I just found him to be a bit guarded as the reader. I would have loved more background on the other characters. The plot felt very rushed and the ending needed to be tidied up. It was like the author rushed to make a deadline. I still did love the central story idea but the other faults were too overwhelming. 3 stars from me. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

 

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