Far From the Tree

“Seventeen years is a long time to wait for a family.”


Grace, Maya and Joaquin – three adoptive siblings – found each other after a really long time. Now, together, they are learning again what it means to be a family.

The writing style is informal and feels natural. It’s very light and easy to read, and that helps a lot especially when the book gets a little bit darker and sadder. I also think that Robin Benway has an amazing sense of humor.

This book is all about characters. And the characters are perfect. They are not perfect people, no. But they are so lovable and so relatable, that they feel very real. And that’s all I really need. They also have an amazing dynamic, it’s a perfect sibling representation.

It’s definitely a character driven story. Not much is happening in this book. But I have to tell you that it made me teary-eyed more than once. Sometimes from sadness, sometimes from happiness. This book just feels very honest and raw, but not in an overwhelming way. There is enough lightness in this story to make reading it a pleasure.

It’s a truly heartwarming story about struggles of three kids. And even though each of the characters faces a lot of difficulties and fights with their own demons, it’s still a very uplifting novel.



You can find this book on Goodreads and Book Depository


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