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All Adults Here characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier Suddenly Astrid realizes she was not uite the parent she thought she’d been to her three now grown children But When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier Suddenly Astrid realizes she was not uite the parent she thought she’d been to her three now grown children But to what conseuenceAstrid’s youngest son is drifting and unfocused making parenting mistakes of his own Her daughter is in. 35 starsAll aboard the Strick family dysfunction trainWhen Astrid Strick witnesses a long time nemesis get hit by a bus it suddenly makes her realize two things life is too short so she needs to act on things before it’s too late and perhaps eually important she might not have been the best mother to her three childrenAs she strives to make things better with her children she also makes a major decision in her own life which further destabilizes her relationship with her oldest son Elliott a developer and builder who nurses a long held grudge and feels the need to prove himself to the town and his motherMeanwhile Astrid’s daughter Porter is pregnant and yet can’t seem to give up her boyfriend from when she was a teenager and Astrid’s youngest son Nicky who was an actor as a teenager and never uite gave up that lifestyle has sent his teenage daughter to live with Astrid after an incident at her school All Adults Here is an interesting exploration of love parental responsibility infidelity mortality friendship sexuality and even gender The book shifts narration among a number of characters—Astrid Elliott Porter Nicky Astrid’s granddaughter and her friendThere is a lot going on in this book and while I enjoyed most of the separate storylines they didn’t seem to coalesce until nearly the end of the book and no story seemed utterly complete There was a lot that seemed to go unsaid in many cases which was frustrating Obviously that happens in real life too but when you're hoping that some loose ends in a story will get tied up it doesn't uite helpI really enjoy the way Emma Straub writes though and I can’t seem to get enough books about family dysfunction so I still found this a good satisfying readCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomFollow me on Instagram at

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Tentionally pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares But who gets to decide so many years later which long ago lapses were the ones that mattered Who decides which apologies really count It might be that only Astrid’s thirteen year old granddaughter and her new friend really understand. Witnessing a fatal bus accident Astrid Strick experiences an epiphany and decides she will reveal a big secret to her three children Elliott Porter and Nicky — They’re all adults here but Astrid isn’t the only one with secrets All Adults Here is the story of the Strick family each dealing with their own situations They aren’t exactly affectionate or communicative with one another I felt neutral toward most of the characters not loving or hating them but not exactly relating or connecting much to them either There were a lot of topics thrown into this story — Overall I stayed curious enough to see how things played out

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All Adults HereThe courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the mostIn All Adults Here Emma Straub’s uniue alchemy of wisdom humor and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings aging parents high school boyfriends middle school mean girls the lifelong effects of birth order and all the other things that follow us into adulthood whether we like them to or n. Like a visit to an even unbelievably Utopic if that’s even possible Star’s Hollow with all the family angst and worry and developmentally arrested adults and preternaturally mature teens BUT without the enjoyable uirky absurdity and especially without the rapid and witty dialogueSimilar to a Shakespearean comedy in that it begins with An Event with ensuing domestic misunderstandings and communication mishaps and ends in festivities and reunions and tied up loose ends only the storytelling journey from beginning to end lacked dramatic tension as well as depth and just wasn’t FUNThis novel was too light and lacking in character development to be insightful or moving but neither was it insubstantial enough to serve as a “beach read” I struggled to find a sweet spot or reading “groove” the whole time and I never succeeded I’m not typically a “skimmer” but found myself inadvertently skimming a lot because I couldn’t connect to the story at times Usually I can’t wait to get done with work and start reading but I never really looked forward to getting back to this book especially once I got past the initially promising beginning and I found myself progressively bored with it Even a glass of wine did not help jazz it up for me guysI don’t believe in the concept of “unlikeable” characters per se but I did not derive enjoyment or insight or much of anything at all from spending so much time with several of the characters the adult siblings in particular ugh I just could not bring myself to care at all A few characters were potentially interesting Birdie Cecilia Robin but only appeared in glimpses or were tied up in plot threads that appeared rather implausible eg an entire town and family seemingly achieve complete enlightenment instantly and simultaneously And I couldn’t ever get a clear picture in my head of the main character Astrid whose perspective and evolution is largely supposed to drive this whole thing It’s bad when you know there’s this big and juicy matriarch “role” and you can’t even imagine what revered actress might hypothetically be best suited to play herIn short I strongly agree with other reviewers that the book would have been better served by greater attention and detail paid to a smaller subset of its characters and plots The AstridBirdie and CeciliaRobin stuff in itself would have been plenty of material to flesh out for a whole and potentially uite fulfilling novelI found this novel perfectly fine and adeuate but flaky and unsatisfying like a leftover morning apple turnover at 3 PM when you’re really craving a freshly made chocolate brownie I tried I did I enjoyed the author’s last book well enough and I really wanted to like it