Reviews tagging Death of parent

The Guncle, by Steven Rowley

56 reviews

sbkennedy's review

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funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

This was a super cute summer read. I immediately fell in love with the three main characters and I appreciated the way the book balanced Patrick’s experience taking care of the kids with him looking into starting his career again. I just didn’t find this book particularly memorable and I felt like the love story that’s developing throughout the book is so much of an afterthought it may as well have not been there. 

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jessaboohoo's review

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dark emotional funny hopeful reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Have some tissues handy.

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tacoshark's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.25

This was such a lovely, sweet book. It's sad, of course, because it's about loss and grief, but it's dealt with beautifully and realistically. The children are written very believably and aren't just caricatures. Patrick's own grief is very real and specific. It all sounds sad but ultimately it's a really lovely, funny, charming book and I enjoyed it a lot. 

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hazelgirl21's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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amibo's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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lgmelcher's review

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emotional funny hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75


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rrubin97's review

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challenging sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

In the beginning of the  book everyone was just too *cute* which was really annoying and like the author was trying to hard but I kept pushing through and it did pick up by the end with everyone learning
Not sure why it’s marketed as a comedy though - I didn’t find it funny

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eve_leclercracine's review

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lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.25

I’m not certain what I was expecting, but it was not this.
This book had potential and some (what should have been) interesting major plot points. But they were resolved over the course of 1 or 2 chapters. 
It did not give, what it was suppose to give.

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amvoreads's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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spencerc22's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0


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