2024 Reading Challenge

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

BOOK REVIEW for Under our Roof by Madeline Dean and Harry Cunnane

Thank you to Convergent Books for sending me an e-copy of this book to read and review.

TITLE:                   Under our Roof

AUTHOR:              Madeleine Dean and Harry Cunnane

GENRE:                  Memoir

RATING:                 4 stars

Book released February 2021

I like the two different POVs from the addict (the son) and his mother.  

Its always so fascinating,  to me ,  hearing two points of view of the same situation being so different.  

This book is hard hitting while still, at times,  feeling as though some of the stories were sanitized - which is the one fault i will give this story.  Also, the parts where Madeleine talks about her political aspirations does drag the book down a bit.  I wanted to scream "I don't care, there are bigger things going on here".

There are two parts to this - using and recovery and both are compelling.  The writing is down to earth and scary and some of the situations Harry puts himself in are absolutely frightening, but it still felt to me as though a good chunk was glossed over.  

Nonetheless, a very good read

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