Book Review: The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend


The Other F-Word
The Other F-Word
Author: Natasha Friend
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date:  March 7th 2017
Review Source: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A fresh, humorous, and timely YA novel about two teens conceived via in vitro fertilization who go in search for answers about their donor.

Milo has two great moms, but he's never known what it's like to have a dad. When Milo's doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo's extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he's always wondered about.

Hollis's mom Leigh hasn't been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy—giddy, even—by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis's half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died.

Now Milo has reached out to Hollis to help him find their donor. Along the way, they locate three other donor siblings, and they discover the true meaning of the other F-word: family. 

The Other F-Word is a story of two sperm donor babies who share the same biological father going on a journey to find him. They learn to grow with one another and they learn that family is really all you need.

This story is such a good concept. I loved it. It was adorable and sweet.The fruition of the concept was what got me. I did not enjoy this book as much as I had hoped I would. I felt like the writing was too teenage-ish for me. The writing and the language just did not grip me and for that I gave it this low rating.


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