I absolutely adored Marley & Me, so I was overjoyed when I found out that John Grogan had a new book coming out.
Not being, and never having been, Catholic, or very religious for that matter, The Longest Trip Home didn’t touch me nearly as much as Marley. That does not mean, however, that I did not enjoy it. I did. The best thing about Grogan’s writing, to me anyway, is that it makes me laugh even when I’m about to cry. After a few paragraphs of being near or in tears, then you come to a sentence that makes you grin or even laugh out loud.
My mom is a religious person and rather conservative with it, though religion was never a big deal in our house or our family. Mom and I disagree on many social issues, but not to the extent of the Grogan family. Frankly, I sympathized a lot more with Jenny trying to cope with these people.
I enjoyed The Longest Trip Home very much. Especially the first half of the book when he was a boy. I kept grinning and chuckling and thinking about my nephew who is now sixteen. In my mind, I can picture he and his friends doing the same things (or similar ones) as John, Sack, Rock, and Tommy.
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars
Gilly – I’ve written 4shared about the issue, but haven’t heard back from them yet. I’ll let you know when I do. Meanwhile, I hope you have fun playing with my creations.