Little Big Love

Little Big Love

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About a Boy meets Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who unites them all. Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth . But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went. When Zac's mother, Juliet, inadvertently admits that his dad is the only man she's ever loved, Zac decides he is going to find him and deliver his mom the happily ever after she deserves. But Liam Jones left for a reason, and as Zac searches for clues of his father, Juliet begins to rebuild what shattered on the day that was at once the happiest and most heartbreaking of her life. Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a layered, heartfelt, utterly satisfying story about family, love, and the secrets that can define who we are.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451490346
0451490347
Branch Call Number: FICTION Reg
Description: 359 pages ; 24 cm

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Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth . But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went. Told through the eyes of Zac, Juliet, and grandfather Mick, Little Big Love is a lay... Read More »


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darladoodles
Jun 08, 2018

Zac has made a decision. He wants his dad (Liam) to come to his eleventh birthday party. Since his dad supposedly "did a runner" and deserted him and his mom (Juliet) before he was born, Zac enlists the help of his best friend (Teagan) and they get started months in advance.

The story is told from three POV: Zac, Juliet and Juliet's father (Mick). The alternating POVs added an interesting dimension to the plot and gave us insights into the backstory. This book touches on many issues: dying industries and the effect on the population, missing fathers, alcoholism, obesity, asthma, parent-child relationships and the consequences of living a lie. Recommended for book groups with the following caveat: Some readers may find the abundance of the word f*** to be a bit distracting -- I did. A consequence of American vs British language choices.

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