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This book is amazing

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Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur blew me away! This nonfiction story reads like pure, magical fiction. It is so rare that one can authentically capture the intense, distinct, impacting relationship between mother and daughter. Wild Game does that, and more, so beautifully, i am left wanting more and more. The plot: the story begins with 14-year-old Adrienne woken up by her mother, Malabar, who has just been kissed by her husband’s best friend. This begins an illicit affair between Malabar and her husband’s best friend, which pulls young Adrienne completely in as her mother’s confidant and the affair’s bodyguard. The story is so well-developed that i experienced a rollercoaster of emotion along with Adrienne- anger, boastful pride, elation, major guilt, and resentment. Adrienne speaks so truthfully about her story and shares how she’s become the person she is today. This book has been compared to The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I’ll admit i don’t think a nonfiction story has hit me at my core since The Glass Castle, so i don’t mind this comparison.