Review: The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend

The Other F WordTitle: The Other F Word

Author: Natasha Friend

Pages: 328 Pages

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The Blurb

Milo has two great moms, but he’s never known what it’s like to have a dad. When Milo’s doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo’s extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he’s always wondered about.

Hollis’s mom Leigh hasn’t been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy—giddy, even—by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis’s half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died.

Now Milo has reached out to Hollis to help him find their donor. Along the way, they locate three other donor siblings, and they discover the true meaning of the other F-word: family.

The Review

I can honestly say that The Other F-Word is the most unique and interesting YA novel that I have read in a long time.

The premise for this gem of a book is that children conceived through sperm donation come together to try and find the donor who brought them to life. The protagonists Milo and Hollis are joined by two other siblings and a friend for this journey.

It is a book about finding yourself. It is a classic coming of age story but with a twist and it has so much heart that it is impossible not to fall in love with this story.

The Other F Word by Natasha Friend is available now.

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4 Stars

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