I’m totally slacking on my reading goals this year.
I try to read at least 2-3 books a month & for some reason it took me FOREVER to read this book. Not because it wasn’t good, I just could not motivate myself to set time aside for reading. Which is so unlike me. Usually I can’t wait to finally get into bed at night & read. It felt like a chore for me this past month. I’ve started on another book already & I think I’ve snapped out of my funk thankfully!
Anyways- onto my thoughts about The Adults. First of all this book was written by Caroline Hulse, a British writer. I LOVE books that are based in England & written with British slang/terminology. I’ve always had a fascination with British humor & their quick wit, which is definitely a theme in this book.
This book chronicles a family vacation between a divorced couple, their new partners & their young daughter. Everyone is in one house for Christmas vacation- let the awkwardness & hilarity ensue. The honesty of this book is what drew me in. The author portrays these relationships in a very real light. How awkward would it be for you to go on a vacation with your boyfriend, his ex-wife, his daughter & the ex-wife’s boyfriend?!?
All of these characters are flawed, have issues & are completely ignoring the elephant in the room. Everyone is playing nicely together until shit hits the fan. Relationships start to unravel, more and more alcohol is consumed & truths start coming out. Secrets that have been buried come to light. And someone gets shot with a bow & arrow. I won’t ruin the plot twist, but it got REAL.
I loved the relatability of these characters.
It’s very common in this day & age for children to come from divorced parents. And for the parents try to co-parent & get along during holidays and big events. I think this situation takes that thought process to the extreme in trying to incorporate both families on a joint vacation. It actually sounds like a nightmare to me! Reading how the vacation was going from all the different points of view was super interesting.
In general, I think this book was very well written, funny & extremely entertaining. I would absolutely suggest it as a fun, light-hearted read. I give it two thumbs up!