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Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
There is no real connection between the main character and her son, her father, her love interest or anyone else she comes in contact with. This story is dry and it misses a great opportunity to give a more thorough, insider’s view of autism. The romantic subplot is incomplete and lacks intensity. Readers will be highly disappointed in this novel.
Callie returns home to be with her ailing father. Moving back into her childhood home with her now 3-year-old son Henry, she reminisces about how things used to be and the boy whose heart she broke. Linden, her ex-boyfriend, has spent the past few years pining after Callie and the love they once had. When he sees her again, old feelings resurface and the two make an effort to be in each other’s lives as adults. (KENSINGTON, Apr., 352 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: B. Nakia Garner
Published: April 2012