The Grape family is one you will instantly fall in love with!
Yet, both are able to weave a cast of quirky characters, slapstick comedic moments, and old-fashion melodrama into satisfying, touching coming-of-age stories.
Because I'm just that kind of person, I wanted to read the book first and then see what the movie was like.
I bought this book because I had seen the film many years ago; and, it was on sale. Little did I know it would become one of my favorite fictional works! Read morePublished 1 month ago by DrBee
"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" won raves when it was published in 1991: comparisons to Garrison Keillor, J.D. Salinger, Sherwood Anderson, and Nathaniel West. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter Baklava
If your only experience with What's Eating Gilbert Grape is the film, then you must read the book. They are both fantastic, but the characters in the book are far more interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Clarie
Great book. Just don't be 24 trying to get with a 15 yr old. I mean, JESUS. Still amazing story though.Published 3 months ago by MusicFanatic800
This was a seriously good book. I was surprised how good it was. I had only ever seen the movie and didn't even realize there was a book until recently. SO glad I read it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Theresa DeSarro
I purchased this book for my son English class and he enjoyed it!!!!Published 4 months ago by CaliTricia
The books cover was totally different and not the condition as describedPublished 5 months ago by Ashley Spencer
Very good book! A little different from the movie but it was still good!Published 7 months ago by Katie Marie Kartes
“You can tell the idyllic nature of a family by the upkeep of its picnic table. Ours is its own indictment. We are splintering and peeling. We rot. Read morePublished 9 months ago by EviePea48