Title: The Homecoming
Author: Stacie Ramey
Publication: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Teens, YA Fiction
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
It’s been a year since John lost his girlfriend, Leah, to suicide. Living with his uncle keeps his mind from the tragedy and his screwed up family-until he gets into trouble and a judge sends him back home. With a neglectful mother and abusive brother, John’s homecoming is far from happy.
As he tries to navigate and repair the relationships he abandoned years ago, Emily, the girl next door, is the only bright spot. She’s sweet and smart and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. But tragedy isn’t far away, and John must soon face an impossible decision: save his family or save himself.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Everyone knows the feeling of coming home after a long time away or seeing people you haven’t seen in a long time. Stacie Ramey wrote a great rendition The Homecoming of the struggles of coming home
and how they are magnified when there are complicated backgrounds and tense situations lining the reason for the return.
John is just a teenage boy trying to deal with adult sized problems, but keeping them at bay while he pretends all is okay is harder than it looks. Ramey gave us characters that struggle with issues just like we do as readers. It makes them more realistic, which in turn makes the book a better read. I loved how The Homecoming showed how even when you have a solid plan on how your life is going to go, life tends to throw a wrench in things to shake it up. In this case a cute, friendly neighbor with hidden secrets of her own, addiction, growing feelings and more. The Homecoming was a constant stream of intrigue and drama.
The Homecoming is a great fall read for anyone looking for a story that is going to drag you in, grip you, and hold you until the very end. I have never picked up a Stacey Ramie book before, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for her next one. Five out of five stars!
The Homecoming is set for release on November 1st. You can get a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Both available for pre-order now! It is also available for paperback order. Make sure you add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave your feedback when finished reading for the author. Also check out The Sister Pack, Ramey’s other book, as well. You can check out more about author Stacie Ramey HERE on her website!