"The Whole Thing Together" is a brand-new read from Ann Brashares. Years ago I read Ann's Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and loved it, so I was thrilled to see that she had a brand-new book out! This is the perfect beach read for this summer! "We live in the same place, but never together" is the line on the back of the book and aptly sums up the story, but also is a great opener to it as well. Sasha and Ray had never met face to face but they lived in the same home, on varying weeks and weekends, sharing the same space, making memories, but always separate. Even though they share older sisters and have attended the same family events, their parents were always careful to plan out everything so their paths would not cross. Now it is time to clean out the beach home and part with this home, this house that has been home to so many.
I loved this book! Ann's characters are so relatable and she writes with such emotion that it is easy to get lost in the characters' lives and in the story. This is a great book that addresses family, what makes a family and issues families must cope with. I highly recommend this book to be placed on your summer reading list!
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"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."