We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

I’ll be honest, even though I read the back, I quickly forgot that this was a book about a girl who lived her life with a chimp.

This is an easy-read, fun-to-read, easy-to-empathize with book. It also made me want to deeply research animals. I feel like this is a book that could turn a person into a PETA member. Or any kind of animal activist. It really taps into how human animals can be (and how animal humans are.)

Read this when you need something light-heavy – the kind of thing you might call “chick-lit” to entice a certain kind of person and “light-lit” to entice another. It’s a lovely look into family and what it means to be a person.