Review : If This Is Home : Kristine Scarrow


Title: If This Is Home

Author: Kristine Scarrow

Release Date: January 28th 2017

Format: Arc

Publisher: Dundurn Press

Page Count : 200

Genre : Young Adult,  Contemporary




Synopsis Via Goodreads

When her mom is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jayce searches for her estranged father, hoping he can fix everything.

Jayce Loewen has had to take on a lot of responsibility over the years. Her single mom works two jobs and long hours, leaving Jayce in charge of her four-year-old sister most of the time. When her mom is diagnosed with cancer, Jayce decides to track down her long-absent father in the hope that he will be able to make everything okay again.

Looking for her dad was one thing, but when she actually finds him, Jayce is in for a real shock. When everything in her life seems to be going wrong, Jayce has to figure out who her family really is, and how to live with the possibility of losing the person she loves most.

Thank you to NetGalley and Dundurn Press for giving me this in exchange for an honest review.

I was super interested when I read the synopsis for this book.
Jayce is a character with a lot of bite! She takes care of her family no matter who she has to take on.

This book wasn’t bad however I did feel like it lacked a little grit and heaviness. Kurt was a lovely edition to this story he was the friend who understood everything she was going through. I loved that he was just a friend and how his story came to an end.

I did enjoy the real life take it took on not everyone gets a happy ending and some mistakes make you lose time that you can never get back. All in all it was a good fast read but its not something I would reread. Three stars.


Favorite Quote 

“Your love is the one thing I’ve always been sure of” “That will never charge. No matter what happens to me, I’ll always be with you.”



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