A new, emotional novel from Stacie Ramey, the author of The Sister Pact
They say you can never go home—and John’s about to find out just how true that is.
John’s mother kicked him out of the house when she couldn’t handle his anger, and John’s spent the last few years bouncing between relatives. But after his last scrape with the law, there’s nowhere for him to go but home.
Starting senior year at a new high school and fitting into the family that shut him out is a challenge. And it’s all that John can do to keep from turning back to bad habits. Lacrosse training helps him focus. As does Emily, the girl next door. She’s sweet and smart, and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. Maybe he’s ready to trust again. But tragedy has a way of finding John, and he must decide between saving his family or saving himself.
“A powerful story of redemption, forgiveness, love, and the ability to persevere.”—VOYA on The Sister Pact
I had trouble connecting
When I started reading, The Homecoming. It took me a really long time to get into it. Could've just been the timing and the overall theme of the story.
John has been living with his Uncle after being kicked out of the house. A lot has happened with this family. The tragic accident and the constant blame that John places on himself. He has a lot of anger as well. So coming home, the whole family dynamic is out of whack. I think that with everything John is dealing with, would be extremely hard as a teenager. I understood him. Also, with the next door neighbor in the picture.
This story wasn’t bad. It was good. But I didn’t connect with the characters, on a level that I love to. I wasn’t able really feel the emotions that were coming off the page.
That being said, I gave it Three Boundless Stars....Lissa