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Mini Book Review: All Involved by Ryan Gattis




All Involved by Ryan Gattis

4****


In theory, I thought this was a brilliant idea, and in many ways it really worked, while in others, I felt it could have been improved. I liked the multiple POVs, but it was maybe a few too many. The story moves forward at a good pace, but after a while, it feels repetitive. In a sense, that really emphasizes the fear, confusion, frustration, and anger felt during this time, but it also prevented me from really connecting to the story. I am a character driven reader, and though some voices/characters moved me a lot, several others fell a little flat for me. That all being so, the overriding message of the book was valuable and sadly, though it takes place almost thirty years ago, still remains disappointingly relevant. For that reason alone, it's worth a read.