I would like to thank BookBrowse and Flatiron Books for the Advanced Reading Edition of “The People We Hate at the Wedding” by Grant Ginder for my honest review.
The genres of this book are Contemporary Adult Fiction, and Humor and Satire.
I find that the author describes his complex and complicated characters as completely dysfunctional as a family unit. Their relationships with others and their relationships at work are also dysfunctional.
This novel is witty and there is satire surrounding one of the half-siblings weddings. There are three siblings in total. Two have the same mother and a different father and live in a comfortable home in America. Their father has just died and there is anger and resentment towards their mother.
The other sibling lives in England, and is getting married. She shares the same mother, but her father, who is still living, is very wealthy so she has had many opportunities in education and travel that her siblings have not. There is a tremendous amount of jealousy.
There is going to be an elegant wedding and the family from America has RSVP’d. There are mixed feels of resentment, jealousy, and confusion. Don’t ask about their significant others, please don’t.
Grant Tinder describes family dynamics, with love and hate, encouragement and support,emotional feelings and hope, learning self worth, and learning to communicate.
Is it possible that one can love and hate at the same time? The author discusses many modern issues such as being gay, adultery,and abuse in relationships.
I would highly recommend this intriguing and humorous book.