The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF

The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF

Download The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF book free online – From The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF: The death of Thomas and Savannah McClair’s mother turns their world upside down.

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Raised to be fiercely curious by their grandmother Maggie, the twins become determined to learn the identity of their biological father. And when their mission goes viral, an eccentric producer offers them a dream platform: a fully sponsored podcast called The Kids Are Gonna Ask. To discover the truth, Thomas and Savannah begin interviewing people from their mother’s past and are shocked when the podcast ignites in popularity. As the attention mounts, they get caught in a national debate they never asked for—but nothing compares to the mayhem that ensues when they find him.

Cleverly constructed, emotionally perceptive and sharply funny, The Kids Are Gonna Ask is a rollicking coming-of-age story and a moving exploration of all the ways we can go from lost to found.

Editorial Reviews

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“A sparkling tale about fame and family… readers will turn the pages quickly. Fans of Elizabeth Berg and J. Ryan Stradal will relish the novel’s humor, spark, and verve.” —Booklist

“Funny, fast-paced… Smart yet surprisingly sweet, this meditation on family and media is as captivating as a favorite podcast.” —Shelf Awareness

“Moving, humorous, and briskly-paced, The Kids Are Gonna Ask is a pure portrait of Minnesota nice, filled with empathy, wisdom, and characters you’ll love to root for.” —J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest and The Lager Queen of Minnesota

“Going viral takes on a whole new meaning in this wry and humane look at the unintended consequences of inviting the world into your private life. The Kids Are Gonna Ask is a touching, wonderful novel about the discoveries we make when the simplest questions spark the most complicated answers.” —Abbi Waxman, bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and Other People’s Houses

“Not your typical family saga… The Kids Are Gonna Ask is a quirky tale that puts on a new spin on the ancestry.com and 23andMe craze by putting one set of siblings’ search for their biological father into the limelight. Anthony captures millennial fervor perfectly in this thoroughly modern story. I truly enjoyed it!” —Elyssa Friedland, author of The Floating Feldmans

“Totally original, filled with quirky and heartfelt characters that leap to life off the page. The Kids Are Gonna Ask explores the complexities of familial love and the search for a biological father that quickly escalates into a national controversyGretchenAnthony has her pen on the pulse of today’s social media culture and delivers a page-turning novel that could very well go viral.” —Renee Rosen, author of Park Avenue Summer

“Gretchen Anthony’s The Kids Are Gonna Ask is a smart, engaging send-up of our modern age wrapped up in a story too delicious to put down. With a lovable matriarch, a pair of insightful kids, a spot-on villain and even a ghost or two for good measure, plan to get totally sucked in to the tweets, texts, and podcasts that pepper this funny, heartfelt exploration of what makes us who we are.” —Kelly Harms, bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

“Relatives: can’t live without them… or can you? In The Kids Are Going to Ask, twins Thomas and Savannah McClair team up with their grandmother to find the father they’ve never known—only to discover that their tech skills are, ironically, no match for the intricacies of modern life. Gretchen Anthonydoes Midwest-funny in a way that few can, and her latest novel is a unique story that reminds us that however complicated, human connection is what makes life worth living.” —Ann Garvin, bestselling author of I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around

Review of The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF

Twins Thomas and Savannah McClair are being raised by their grandmother, Maggie after losing their Mother when they were just thirteen.

They never knew who their father was.

Maggie tries to keep everyone’s spirits up, by having guests over for Friday dinners. They gather at her bright red, 120 year old dining room table, passed down from generation to generation.

Her great grandmother was taught that “men carried the conversation, and women the dishes.”

Her grandmother, told her, upon inheriting it, that it would stay RED in color as a reminder that “everyone has a voice, and every voice deserves a place at the table.”

It’s seen homework, arts and crafts, and mugs of hot chocolate!
It’s held the the comfort food of funerals, and meals of celebration.

And, now it’s the location where the idea for a Podcast, was born-a school project, which grew into a quest to find the twin’s biological father.

I liked the premise, but found the some of the characters to be a be a bit too eccentric, and some of the dialogue a bit too “cheesy” so despite Podcasts being relevant, this just didn’t really ring true!

But, if you just feel like reading something light and quirky, “The Kids Are Gonna Ask” just might have a place at the table for you!

Review of The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF

There were a few things that drew me to this novel: 1. It’s set in Minnesota and I’m MN born and raised. 2. I love podcasts and haven’t read one in a book before. 3. The plot intrigued me. I’m happy to say I wasn’t disappointed.

Savannah, or Van as those close to her call her, and Thomas are twins who lost their mother and never knew their father. They live in an upscale neighborhood in Minneapolis with their grandma, Maggie, who is a nice combination of eccentric and classy. Maggie is known for having interesting people over for dinner, some who are well-known and some who are complete strangers. Thomas and Van have a podcast, where they interview the different people who come for dinner. During one of these dinners, Thomas mentions that he wants to find his biological dad (or biodad, as they call him), and this is the spark that sets off a wild and emotional chain of events for the twins and Maggie.

I’ll go light on the details with this, so as not to spoil it for those who haven’t had a chance to read yet. I liked the way this story played out. It was a bit slow to start off but when things picked up, they really picked up. The family’s journey with the podcast felt realistic. They went from having their self-produced podcast, that wasn’t unpopular but wasn’t well-known either, to having this professionally produced and publicized show that ended up attracting attention around the country. The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF

The family struggled with a bunch of different emotions throughout this, as a collective and individually. Maggie was constantly questioning whether she did the right thing by letting the kids direct the course of their search and the podcast. It was clear through her development that the kids were extremely important to her, not only because of the grandmother-grandkid bond, but with their mother having died, they were sort of a last living connection to her. The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF

Van had this internal struggle going on when it came to what she wanted to do (interviews, publicity) and how to present herself. She developed her own voice over the course of the story and that was fun to see and read about. Thomas was the one character I didn’t really care for and had a hard time connecting with. He acted like an entitled jerk a lot of the time, and then he had this giant secret he kept from Van and Maggie, which really irked me too. I had a little more respect for him by the end of the book but he definitely didn’t make it onto a favorite list for me.

I liked how the story was authentic to Minneapolis. Mentions of places like Sebastian Joe’s made me smile. The author did a great job representing the area and for me, that made the book all the easier to get into. Being from here, I was able to visualize things in my mind the way they really are in the city.

Another thing I really enjoyed in this story was the way Chef Bart was more than just the family chef—he was part of the family. I liked how that relationship was portrayed and the connection he had with Maggie.

This story has a unique plot and some pretty awesome characters. The author did a great job of balancing the present with pieces of the past woven in where needed. The characters are well-written and developed, with flaws that felt real, and most of them were relatable. The writing is solid and this was an easy-to-read story.

If you’re looking for a good read with some mystery elements and family themes, this is a good story for you.

Four stars to this novel!

The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF

About the Author

GRETCHEN ANTHONY is the author of Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners, which was a Midwestern Connections Pick and a best books pick by Amazon, BookBub, PopSugar, and the New York Post. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Medium, and The Write Life, among others. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.

The book certainly brought all the feels, and elements of all characters. Throughout the novel, the story is smooth and generally moves along well. At the end of the day if you are looking for something that you have read similar to this before and don’t mind another, then this will satisfy you. If you are looking for something more than just an average read, that you will want to engage with, then this is also something you will enjoy.

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Details About The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony PDF

  • Name: The Kids Are Gonna Ask
  • Author: Gretchen Anthony
  • ISBN:  978-0778308744
  • Language: English
  • Genre:  Twins & Multiples Parenting, Humorous American Literature, Fiction Satire
  • Format: PDF/ePub
  • Size: 1 MB
  • Page: 416
  • Price: Free

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