In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira
Published by: Hot Key Books
Release date: 06/03/18
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Summary: Because the missing pieces always matter . . .
Marilyn is in search of freedom. She grew up as a child actor, her mother’s meal ticket out of mediocrity. But it’s been a long time since she booked a job, and she and her mother have no choice but to move in with her volatile uncle.
Marilyn is counting down the days until she can escape to college, and the promise of her own future. That is, until she falls in love with James, the boy downstairs, who shows her that her life is worth living in the present. At 17, Marilyn is about to learn that everything can change in an instant.
Angie is in search of answers. She is mixed race and has never met her father, but she knows she looks and thinks a lot like him. Though Angie grew up with her devoted mother, Marilyn, she’s always felt the absence of the man she never knew.
But after discovering that her mother has been lying to her, Angie sets off on a road trip to Los Angeles, in search of an unknown uncle – and maybe even her dad. At 17, she hopes to finally find out the truth about where she came from so she can discover who she truly is.
Told in two perspectives, Marilyn’s in the late 90s, and Angie’s today, IN SEARCH OF US is a sweeping inter-generational story about mothers and daughters, love and loss, holding on and letting go.
*I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own*
I was not the biggest fan of this book in the end. There wasn’t really anything wrong with it, I just had no motivation to pick it up. It took me 6 days to read 200 pages. The second half picked up quite a bit for me, I read the last 189 pages in 1 day. I just found the events of the second half more interesting.
I enjoyed the fact that it was told in two perspectives. I liked the fact that Marilyn told her side of the story herself, rather than getting it through Angie.
I don’t really have much to say about this. I didn’t have any problems with it, it just wasn’t for me.