I will admit that I’m a sucker for books that show interesting family dynamics. This definitely one of them, as Devan goes to live with the mother she’s never really known. I liked the way it took on issues of family and identity and belonging, while also being compulsively readable. Devan’s relationship to music was well done, and bonus points for the cute romance.
Oh man, this book is just.. I don't know, I can't really elaborate further but it sure had its moments. The Reece Malcolm List is heartwarming and full of emotions and even though it had its flaws, wow did it sure hit me and made my heart hurt. (I admit, I may have shed a tear or two.)
The book isn't perfect and there were some shortcomings but the book really did leave me sated so that's why it gets a 4.5
A great and satisfying summer read for all you guys out there. :)