Book Review: The Guncle by Steven Rowley

The Guncle

by Steven Rowley

I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Um, so this book is adorable!!!
Following the death of their mother, Maisie and Grant are sent to Palm Springs to spend the summer with GUP (gay uncle Patrick) also known as the guncle. What ensues is about 300 pages of the cutest family bonding and good-natured debauchery imaginable. I LOVED how naturally this story broaches the topic of grief in all it’s various forms. Paired with the difficulties of lifelong self discovery and the intricacy of being perceived as “different” in a world that is not always the kindest about that, this book is made of magic.

My only regret is that I didn’t read this book next to a pool with a margarita in my hand. #januaryproblems

Content warnings for this book: death of a parent, death of a partner, natural disaster experience, medical stuff, hospitals, addiction and recovery

Image Description: flat lay featuring an e-book version The Guncle by Steven Rowley as seen on an android tablet with a black case. Surrounding the tablet are christmas globe ornaments in bright pinks and greens and blues, and a strand of gold beads. There are also 4 macarons – there of which are on a plate at the top right of the frame – in assorted colors. Lime wedges sit to the right and top of the ereader as well. On the left, a margarita with a lime wedge on the rim peeks into the frame.

What books are giving you ALL the summer vibes lately? And is it driving you as BONKERS as it’s driving me? lol

Best to you all!


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My name is Sarah and I can't imagine my life without books. Actually, I can and it's terrible. I'm also into climbing, video games and bothering the nearest cat.

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