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Parker Posey's films include Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, Clockwatchers, Party Girl, and You've Got Mail. Read her exclusive Amazon guest review of The Kids Are All Right:
As adults, the Welches have remembered the past as they did when they were children, giving us a window into the survival meachanisms of personality, of the the capacity to undergo huge blows of fate, of the manifestations of surviving that fate--and the soulful bonding of siblings to regenerate what was lost. This book carried me along with such speed and emotion and intimacy that I felt cast in the role as their imaginary friend. This book is their song and it will rock you along.--Parker Posey
That said, this book is definitely 5+*.
Each of the Children remembered different things about their parents and families and each other and to try and put them all into one book - did not work for me.
Being a story about four orphaned children, I found this book very interesting, having been written from each of their different perspectives.
Written from the perspectives of the siblings in the family, each provides his or her perspective to their parents' deaths and their subsequent journey through their grief and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by HappyCamper1
Another incident when the film and the book are different stories, although movies can capture only a piece of a story. I enjoyed both!Published 9 months ago by Gilda Taylor
This is a very engrossing story of how a family survives a huge tragedy. I really could not imagine how awful it would have been if this had happened to me, as both my parents are... Read morePublished 16 months ago by K. B. Fenner
I loved the premise of this book. Unfortunately, for some reason -- maybe the way the points of view alternated among the four children, maybe because the writing just wasn't that... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Silicon Valley Girl
A good book tells the story of the children of a soap opera star. They range in age from 5 years to teens. Read morePublished 18 months ago by lady g
There are a few books that really get under your skin and this was one of them for me. I don't know what I was expecting when I first started to read "The Kids are All Right" but... Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Martha Davis
With a beloved soap-opera actress (Ann Williams) for a mother and a golden-boy oil entrepreneur as a father, the Welch kids seemed to have it made. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by Chel Micheline
I am surprised at the number of 5 star reviews. While written in an interesting format, this is a story of 4 rich kids who were dysfunctional even before their parents died. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Carol A
I could not put this book down. It was written in a very personal way that made it easy to read and easy to feel for these people. Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by Big Time Reader