Because I am adopted, I dread most narratives about adoption, which usually involve lots of weeping. Alice Stephens’ Famous Adopted People bucks all these traditional narratives, in both goofy and profound ways. Famous Adopted People is the first adoption novel that I’ve read that centers around the adoptee, Lisa, more than the relationship between the adoptee and her parents. However, Famous Adopted People isn’t just wonderful because it has a unique point of view: the dialogue is witty, the descriptions are sharp, and the plot is thrilling. This book is not just Bookseller Approved, but Adoptee Approved.
Famous Adopted People