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The Guncle was a lovely heartwarming story that explores grief, heartache, new love, and so much more. The wit and charm kept me laughing and wishing that GUP was a real person I could have a convo with. This is my first read by Stephen Rowley and after my heart recovers from the emotional rollercoaster that was this book, I plan to pick up Lily and the Octopus.
Here are 4 things I loved about this book:
- The banter – GUP was just hilarious and dry. This is the kind of humor I love!
- The kids – they captured my heart! They were so sweet and lovely.
- The heartbreaking portrayal of grief felt personal and real. It was communicated perfectly.
- The ending – it was absolutely tied up!
One thing I didn’t love about this book:
If you haven’t read this hugely hyped summer book, beware that there are a few content warnings: car crash, cancer, addiction, heavy grief, and death of a parent.
This book gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me!
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