Sunday, November 16, 2014

Reunion (Hannah Pittard)

I picked up Hannah Pittard's Reunion because it was on one of those lists.  You know...the list of books that you absolutely MUST read or risk missing out on something great?  The great thing about Reunion is that it's a pretty quick read.  The not-so-great thing is that it's a forgettable one.

Kate Pulaski is sitting in an airplane waiting for it to take off when she receives a phone call that her father has killed himself.  Since she never had a good relationship with her dad, she is more shocked than upset by the news and does not even want to return for the funeral.  Only after being convinced by her two older siblings does she decide to come back, and once there, must deal with lots of family secrets (including a few big ones of her own).

I can't quite pinpoint where Reunion falls flat, and I wish there was a little more to it.  The story feels like it doesn't have a purpose, meandering about a lot and ending quite abruptly.  However, this is one of those novels that has a lot of great reviews, so if the premise sounds interesting to you, definitely give it a try.  This is just one reviewer's opinion.