Review: Like Family
A young couple hire a woman to help the wife through a difficult pregnancy. “Mrs. A” quickly becomes an integral part of their household and stays on to help them raise their son, among other things. When Mrs. A is diagnosed with cancer they wonder if their family can survive without her.
Who can resist the cover of Like Family by Paolo Giordano? I decided to pick this small book up because I’d heard such wonderful things about it. This story of a family in crisis is beautifully written and mostly character driven. It was a quick read for me but I never felt engrossed in the story. I’m not sure if it was the translation (which seems to be wonderful) or what, but I always felt at a distance from the characters and story so it didn’t move me like I thought it would.
Most people have loved Like Family, but, for me, it was good but not great. If you enjoy character driven stories, I suspect you’ll like this book more than I did.