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The Guncle, by Steven Rowley

senoritacactus's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective 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

4.5


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booksmjc's review

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funny hopeful lighthearted reflective fast-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

mbraquet's review

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3.0

I thought this was a cute, light book. It definitely fell flat in some areas, but definitely worth checking out. Here is a vlog I created where I reviewed the book with no spoilers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vOhTfZN3G0&t=666s

drwatsonjd's review against another edition

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4.0

I absolutely loved the snarky dialogue. It read like a screenplay that way. It was a good character arc. I enjoyed the pacing.

katiehannah's review

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

impalpable's review

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes

3.5

shakira19's review against another edition

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

5.0

tremoore24's review

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funny lighthearted relaxing 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

2.5

Cute. Seemed like a pretty typical series of interactions between an uncle and his niblings, though Patrick (GUP) fails to hold his tongue in some instances where parents normally would. I like that he often explains things to the children that most people probably would not expect them to understand, usually famous people from movies, TV, or theater. It highlights that kids are capable of much more than that for which we give them credit.

amberkreu's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted fast-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

5.0

laikiaroo's review

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4.0

This was a good read, sweet and touching and funny, tangled with grief and death and loss