Notes On My Family by Emily Critchley

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Notes on my family

My grateful thanks to Mikka Haugaard for a copy of Notes On My Family by Emily Critchley in return for an honest review.

Published by Everything With Words Notes On My Family is available for purchase here.

Notes On My Family

Notes on my family

A vivid present tense account of life in a dysfunctional family told by a perceptive thirteen year old girl with a sense of irony and humour.

Lou, her sister Sarah – ‘for people who have been forced to share living accommodation for the last thirteen and half years, we have very little in common’- and her brother Mickey- ‘he’s gay but he doesn’t yet know it’ – discover that their parents are going to be doing a ‘trial separation with a view to permanent’, and that their dad is having an affair with a sixth former. ‘Thinking of my dad as anyone’s ‘lover’ is actually quite gross. ‘Boyfriend’…

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