Jonathon Evison | Fiction
This is just a bit of a reluctant four hearts, but still closer to 4 than 3! Benjamin Benjamin has just trained as a caregiver, and begins working with Trevor, a young man with Muscular Dystrophy. No surprise, their relationship is challenging, but a strong bond does grow. There are two interwoven story lines. This first is the tale of Ben and Trev. Eventually they embark on a road trip, which is where the fun and adventure really begins! Interspersed with this plot is Ben’s back story, and how he lost his wife and two children. At first, I was frustrated at not knowing the back story before I knew the present-day story but then I realized that was the intent of the author, to weave the two tales simultaneously.
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is interesting, more of a light read than a heavy read, though there are relationship challenges that will leave you sad. I am not quite sure why I am giving this a “reluctant” four hearts. There is something about Evison’s style that didn’t land with me, and I don’t know what it is. But overall, yes, I recommend The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, and will be pleased to hear what you all think of it. This is a book club read, so I will enjoy hearing what the Casting Crew has to say!