The relationship between family members can be complicated–full of love and conflict. They are the key to our pasts and can sometimes reveal more about us than we ever realized. Here are five reads all about the relationships between family members and the effects it can have on a person.
Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone
Dealing with divorce and the relationship between mother and daughter, this book focuses on Cassie, a young woman struggling to deal with the divorce of her parents and the questions it raises. Cassie’s challenges not only include her inability to forgive her mother, but her inability to open her heart to anyone around her.
The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr
Summers used to be a happy time for the Hempsteads, until an accidental drowning changes everything. Then their lake house was closed up for good. Can their family be drawn together again in spite of all the challenges they’ve faced?
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović
Born with unique magical abilities, sisters Iris and Malina are encouraged to keep their abilities a secret. That is, until their mother is mysteriously attacked and they discover a mysterious curse has been placed upon their family. Living in a secluded town, you won’t know until the end whether their abilities bind them together or threaten to tear the sisters apart.
The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian
This coming of age novel about Iranian-American Daria Esfandyar is all about family, friends and identity. Daria discovers a shocking secret from her past that throws everything she knows into question, and begins to question what it means to be an authentic person.
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi feels like an outsider wherever she goes. As she tries to reconcile the various aspects of her life, she explores not only her relationship with her mother, but with her race, sex, and country.
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