The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

Anissa Gray has woven together a fast paced family drama. The Butler family, with a devastating history is once again trying to hold themselves together in the aftermath of the sentencing of the elder sister, Althea, and her husband, Proctor. Leaving their two daughters, Baby V and Kim in the custody of Althea’s younger sisters.


There is a lot of emotion in their story, and each member of the Butler family has their own past that comes unraveling through this new tribulation. The story switches between the Butler sisters, and letters from Proctor to produce a heart wrenching family saga.


I was drawn into this story immediately. Gray’s narrative flows well, giving you enough of each of the sister’s perspective to build a connection with and leave you wanting to get to know them further. I appreciated learning about each of the sister’s backstory, and seeing their own personal struggles through their eyes and how their family functioned when they were younger. I think that character development added well to their personalities, life choices, and how they handled the current turn of events. I’m drawn to family sagas, and this, while short and to the point left me feeling for this family and their experiences. If anything, I wanted the story to continue.

Thank you @NetGalley and @BerkleyPub for providing me an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.