The History of Us

The History of UsThe History of Us by Leah Stewart

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I received this book free as part of a Goodreads first-reads giveaway. That said, this was the first book I’ve read from this author and I only moderately liked it. It is about a somewhat self-centered woman who regrettably inherits her sister’s three children (after she dies in a tragic accident), and is ill-equipped to handle the challenges of being a responsible, nurturing guardian. I kept trying to really get into this book but I just couldn’t, and consequently it will probably not be remembered for long. The story never really reached a crescendo to me. It was just about people struggling within their dysfunctional environment…trying to deal with relationship drama, as well as their own feelings about each other. I was never really pulled in and I didn’t feel particularly drawn to anyone in the story, at least not enough to want to rush home to continue reading the way some books make you feel. The writing was good, and I found myself laughing out loud at times, but the story just didn’t thrill me. Also, the author used too many “F” words unnecessarily, and that was becoming a bother to me as I don’t feel that a truly great story needs a lot of profanity for it to be a success. It is for these reasons that I rate the book 3 stars.

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