Logan is a guy on a mission...he's just not quite sure what his mission is. His father recently died, his 4-year-old has begun acting like a baby again, and he walked in on his wife with another man. Not cool. Logan has reached the end of his rope and he begins his new mission by taking his son and driving to a cabin in Montana, where his stepmother (a woman only 4 years his senior) now lives, hoping his questions about his past and his future just might be answered.
As a reader, it's hard sometimes to watch the main character of a story make mistake after mistake, digging himself a bigger and bigger hole that he just may never come out of. However, Logan Pyle is the kind of character that I could totally understand WHY he was making the mistakes he was and also see the hope in his decisions. He is most definitely a flawed character, but one I was rooting for the entire book.
Several times I found myself reading a passage about something awful he had done, but I would give a little sigh, because I understood him and the desperation for love and goodness in his life. A whole lot of changing takes place in the story, as we explore what love, family, fatherhood, and marriage all mean to Logan Pyle. And Julie...ohhh Julie. I just wanted to smack her sometimes. So much for being passive.
I'm now a fan of Emily Miller and I'm hoping you will be too. I have one copy of Brand New Human Being to give to one of you! Please leave a comment believe telling me one thing you're loving about summer. Comment by Sunday night and I'll pick a winner Monday morning. U.S. or Canada only please!
Brand New Human Being
Emily Jeanne Miller
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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