A review by tacoshark
The Guncle, by Steven Rowley

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


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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