Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Adults

Foibles. Parts of my funny bones were tickled in just the right ways by Caroline Hulse’s debut novel titled, The Adults. Matt and Claire are the divorced parents of seven-year-old Scarlett, and they decide that the best Christmas holiday for Scarlett would be to spend it with both her parents and their current partners, Alex with Matt and Patrick with Claire, at a resort called Happy Forest. What could possibly go wrong when the exes come together with their significant others? They are all adults. One thing happens early in the novel: someone is shot with an arrow. That’s not in the Christmas spirit. The sixth member of the holiday party is Scarlett’s invisible big purple rabbit, Posey, whose opinions fill Scarlett’s head. The foibles of these individuals bring the characters to life, but their predicament can often seem slapstick. Readers looking for some humorous distraction should consider reading this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Adults from

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