The Most Fun We Ever Had -Claire Lombardo
Let's get right to it, because this one had me ALL IN MY FEELINGS. The majority of the characters in this book are the most spoiled, entitled people I have ever come across. I wanted to smack Violet on almost every page, I huffed and puffed so much over Liza and her situation that I thought I would need oxygen and I wanted to shake Grace and tell her to put on her big girl panties and pull herself together for the love of God. And yet.... I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. It's a hefty 532 pages but I flew through it in the span of two days, ignoring everyone around me until I had turned the very last page.
I can not begin to adequately describe to you how very much I LOVED THIS BOOK. The astute insight found all through out the story about marriage, relationships, sacrifice and family just blew me away as did the fact that the author is just in her 30's and THIS IS HER DEBUT. And Wendy. ❤️ I ended up loving Wendy so much.
All of the shenanigans these crazy, rich people put me through would have been quite enough on their own, but then came the author acknowledgements. There, Claire writes that this book is for her father.... that he "made the world make sense, and it astounds her daily that it continues to spin, dimmed, without him in it". And I lost it. Again.
If you are looking for a dysfunctional, family drama whose characters will make you absolutely INSANE but then have you in happy tears by the time the story has ended, then this is the book for you. Thank you, thank you to Double Day Books for reaching out to me about this gem. I absolutely loved it.