Monday, April 16, 2012

Patchwork of Me by Gregory G Allen

Publisher: ASD Publishing 
Pages: 312 
Format: ARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon 




Goodreads:  A product of the foster care system, Sara Butler spends her early thirties hiding from her past while striving for a normal life with her small group of quirky friends in Arizona. Seeking treatment for an invisible rash and abnormal dreams, her therapist helps her unlock a heinous past that she is unsure she wants to open. To patch her life back together, she realizes she must travel across country to Maine to confront that past in order to plan for a future.




Kritters Thoughts: An interesting trip into a main character's past that was unexpected.  Sara Butler knew only of her past beyond 3 years old where she was shipped from one foster home to another, she resents the childhood that she had and is unhappy with the lack of family that she has in her life.  The reader takes a road trip with her and her friends that are her family to see what all lies in her past.


A book that I read in one setting because the author makes it an easy read both with the words he chose and characters that were quick to get to know and get invested in.  I loved her "gay mafia" that she learns to love as family members as she realizes that families can come in every shape and size.  


When she spoke about her distaste about the foster care system, it intrigued me as to how truthful her problems with changing homes as often as she did was in reality.  I did enjoy that at the end she found a little bit of joy about escaping the childhood that she could have had for the one she ended up in. 


I am intrigued as to where Sara goes beyond the discoveries she makes and the people she meets.  I wouldn't mind a sequel or addition to the current book to see where Sara goes with all the information that she takes in at the end.    


Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

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