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.
“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 1 month ago by Eve
I had recently met the author and wanted to read one of his most popular books.
The book was a little more worn than I thought but reasonable.
Bought it for my teenage girls to read. They love books of all sorts and read at least two books a week and couldn't put this down.Published 4 months ago by Linh Smith
as is true with almost ANY book their is way more in here then was in the movie. great bookPublished 4 months ago by oi101
Wonderfully told story - really looking forward to discussing it tonight at book club. Love that the author also wrote the screenplay to the movie. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Awna M. Zegzdryn
I wasn't disappointed either. A unique story. I love the way Hedges inserts dry humor into the text, one example is the contrast between burning down the old school or a Burger... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kent L. Johnson
Great thoughtful and sad..A must read for people who want to learn what it is like to have a child with learning problems... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Namcy Morelock
Endora, Iowa is a middle America small town, which boasts of a giant water tower that Gilbert's retarded brother likes to climb up and have the whole town gather around and watch... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jeff Commissaris
It's a great book for summer reading list the movie is good too. I need seven words more hate this partPublished 11 months ago by Meryl Nova