The Interestings, a 5-Star Read {Review & Giveaway}

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interestingsAs I finished Meg Wolitzer’s latest novel, The Interestings, while sprawled across my bed, my vision was blurred by the fat, hot tears rolling down my face, splashing down onto the pages below. My twelve-year-old son walked into the room to ask me a question and paused mid-sentence, noticing my emotional state. Without saying another word, he walked across the room to grab some tissues. Handing them to me, he stated more than asked, “Good book, huh?”

I haven’t been wowed by a novel like this in a long while, simultaneously impressed by the quality of the writing and taken by the flow of the story, becoming completely caught up with fictional characters who seem like they could walk right off the page into real life. Without hesitation, I’m adding The Interestings to our list of the best of the best- the 5-Star Reads.

Read my more detailed review over at 5 Minutes for Mom, where you can also win a copy of The Interestings for your own reading pleasure.


  1. says

    As someone who just recently was in her house NOT reading yet wondering how Ethan Figman was faring in his convo with Jules, I can attest to the realness of these characters. I’m almost at the end and have been listening to it on audio, a very pleasant way to experience the book.

    • says

      Ooh, I’d be curious about the audio recording, but man, that must be a LONG time for listening, since it’s not a short book! I absolutely adored this book. I actually want to re-read it again soon. :)

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