Still Not Sure

The Warmest December - Bernice L. McFadden

I finished this book a few days ago and I decided to let it marinate for a while before I wrote a review. I am still unsure as to whether or not I enjoyed this book. I can say that it kept my attention with the flashback point of views and the gripping, raw story of a family that was nearly destroyed by the illness of alcoholism. I think that it showed interesting perspectives of just how dangerous alcoholism could be. The novel followed Kenzie, a recovering alcoholic who is also the granddaughter and daughter of alcoholics, as she went on a journey of forgiveness. In order to release herself from her own demons of alcoholism she had to forgive others around her. The novel alternated between present day and flashbacks of Kenzie's life. Others called this riveting and powerful, but I am not 100% convinced. The ending was blah and quickly wrapped up the novel. It wasn't smooth sailing between the denouement and the resolution.