People Person by Candice Carty-Williams, 4 Stars

If you could choose your family…you wouldn’t choose the Penningtons.

Dimple Pennington knows of her half siblings, but she doesn’t really know them. Five people who don’t have anything in common except for faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad’s gold jeep, and some pretty complex abandonment issues. Dimple has bigger things to think about.

She’s thirty, and her life isn’t really going anywhere. An aspiring lifestyle influencer with a terrible and wayward boyfriend, Dimple’s life has shrunk to the size of a phone screen. And despite a small but loyal following, she’s never felt more alone in her life. That is, until a dramatic event brings her half siblings Nikisha, Danny, Lizzie, and Prynce crashing back into her life. And when they’re all forced to reconnect with Cyril Pennington, the absent father they never really knew, things get even more complicated.

From an author with “a flair for storytelling that appears effortlessly authentic” (Time), People Person is a vibrant and charming celebration of discovering family as an adult.

My Review:

Present day Dimple is having relationship problems. It goes beyond “It’s Complicated” on social media, but that’s her main point of contact with her 200 followers as she desperately tries to build a social media platform as an aspiring influencer. But when she accidentally does something that could be catastrophic for her life, she enlists the help of her 4 half-siblings that she’s met only one time in her life. And it’s just the beginning of a bond that they’ll form that will conquer all – including their deadbeat dad and their unapproving mothers.

People Person was definitely not the type of book I would normally read. However, Carty-Williams’ Queenie, also was not and I loved that book so much! Doesn’t sound like your cup of tea? Give it a shot. I’m a firm believer that once in a while we should step outside our comfort zone and experience life through the eyes of someone, even a fictional character, that is nothing like us. You never know when they’ll find a way into your heart.

Special thanks to Netgalley and Gallery Books for an advanced egalley in exchange for my honest review.

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