Close review by zkraus
Age Range - Mature Young Adult
Genre - Fiction
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Age at time of review - 17
Reviewer's Location - Mill Creek, WA, United States
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Discovering that you are not alone in your battles is sometimes a relief - or not. Close by Erika Raskin does just that by revealing the imperfections of the Marcheson family. This book tells a poignant and edgy story of a divorced-family dynamic through complex characters and the real life struggles of parenting and adolescence. While trying to get help for the Marcheson daughters this family experiences something that will shock you.


Close by Erika Raskin was a very well written book. I really enjoyed it. I breezed through it! The characters were so complex, and the way they were written made what was going through their head so easy to understand. The humor intertwined throughout this book was beautifully executed, and realistic. It was kind of a tear-jerker! This book isn't just for adolescents, adults would enjoy it just as much. It gives you an insightful look on the inside of a divorced family- and shows you the similarities between every family that you may think no one may ever understand. I can't wait to read more by this author!

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