The Other F-Word: A Novel by Natasha Friend

The Other F-Word: A Novel

byNatasha Friend, Joy Peskin

Kobo ebook | March 7, 2017

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Milo has two great moms, but he's never known what it's like to have a dad. When Milo's doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo's extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he's always wondered about.

Hollis's mom Leigh hasn't been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy—giddy, even—by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis's half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died.

Now Milo has reached out to Hollis to help him find their donor. Along the way, they locate three other donor siblings, and they discover the true meaning of the other F-word: family.

Title:The Other F-Word: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374302359

ISBN - 13:9780374302351


Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Loved this Book Most of the Time I really enjoyed this book, and it had me walking around thinking quite often. I would recommend this, and I was very satisfied with the plot and the ending, but that was it. I was simply satisfied which is great but I wish some things were given more of a clear ending. Although many people enjoy semi-vague endings as they can approach it however they want, so I still have to give it a 4/5.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend Overall, I enjoyed this, but not without a few bumps along the way. There were a few things about this book that I had to get used to. First off, though the characters range from 14-16, this book read a little on the young side to me. It's hard to say if it was the voice (maybe) or the fact that the book was narrated in alternating third-person, but I couldn't get away from the feeling that I was reading tween/middle-grade. Ultimately I think that's where a story like this belongs. To me, "where do I fit into my family?"feels like more of a middle grade theme. In a YA story, characters are usually figuring out their place in the wider world. If this book had focused more broadly on identity rather than family, it might have seemed more like YA.The Other F-Word also seamlessly weaves in friendship, bullying and other issues that teens are dealing with. It was a very complete story and character study of a family.
Date published: 2017-09-12