Monday, July 20, 2020

The Kids Are Gonna Ask: A Novel by Gretchen Anthony

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

A whip-smart, entertaining novel about twin siblings who become a national phenomenon
after launching a podcast to find the biological father they never knew.

The death of Thomas and Savannah McClair’s mother turns their world upside down. Raised to be
fiercely curious by their grandmother Maggie, the twins become determined to learn the identity of
their biological father. And when their mission goes viral, an eccentric producer offers them a dream
platform: a fully sponsored podcast called The Kids Are Gonna Ask. To discover the truth, Thomas
and Savannah begin interviewing people from their mother’s past and are shocked when the
podcast ignites in popularity. As the attention mounts, they get caught in a national debate they
never asked for—but nothing compares to the mayhem that ensues when they find him.

Cleverly constructed, emotionally perceptive and sharply funny, The Kids Are Gonna Ask is a
rollicking coming-of-age story and a moving exploration of all the ways we can go from lost to found.

my thoughts:

What a fun, engaging, and thoughtful story! I just loved getting lost in Gretchen Anthony's novel, The Kids Are Gonna Ask.

Thomas and Savannah are twins who live with their beloved grandmother, Maggie. They lost their mom a few years ago to a car accident. Since then, they have settled into life at Maggie's. They eat dinners at her red table and host a podcast.  In fact, after one particular dinner, they find themselves dedicating their podcast to searching for their dad. Apparently, they never knew him and have always wondered who he was. And now, they have decided to embrace social media to track him down.  What are they going to do when they finally meet him? Will he be what they always imagined? Or will this whole search have been a big mistake? So many questions for the twins to find answers to. Talk about a journey! These two definitely get a lot more than they bargained for thanks to their podcast.

Anthony has written a terrific story filled with heart, modern day dramas, and a bit of mystery. I absolutely enjoyed reading all about Savannah, Thomas, and Maggie. What a great book!

I would happily recommend The Kids Are Gonna Ask to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book!!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Lark said...

Sounds different and fun. :)