Title: Little Big Love
Author: Katy Regan
Publish Date: June 5, 2018
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "About a Boy meets
Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom
everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who
unites them all.
Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and
grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly
satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who
My Two Cents:
"Little Big Love" is a story about Zac, an overweight boy who dreams of having a father; Juliet, Zac's mother who goes from one disastrous relationship to another; and Mick, Juliet's father and Zac's grandfather who is hiding secrets of his own that affect both Juliet and Zac. Families can be full of love or they can be messy or they can be both. This family has both love and messiness in spades. This is a heartwarming book!
This book started a little slowly for me but I am glad I stuck with it because when it hits its stride, it really hits it stride and becomes a lovely rumination on how the secrets we think it's safer to keep really should be out in the open.
Zac was definitely my favorite character in this book. He is terribly precocious and all he wants is to know who his dad is, a secret that his mother has refused to tell him. So he decides to find out on his own with the help of his best friend Teagan. Meanwhile, he is being teased and bullied mercilessly by other kids at school. Will he fold or remain resilient? I loved watching him throughout this book on his journey. The tale of his father takes a lot of twists and turns that I didn't see coming, which kept the book moving well.
Overall, this was a great story!