The Good Brother - Elaine Chen

I admit I didn't really know what to expect when I started reading this novel, but it was definitely better than I expected it would be!

 

Tori has really changed her life by quitting school and moving away from her traditional Chinese parents. While working in a book store she first notices him. The ghost of her dead brother. He's soon joined by the ghosts of her younger self. At that's only the start of The Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. 

 

While not something I read a lot, it was extremely interesting to read about these aspects of Chinese culture. I feel like I really learned somethings I didn't know like the burning of paper goods and money to give them to dead relatives and friends. The story itself was also very interesting, you know something isn't alright but it took some time before I noticed what it was. I did feel very sorry for Tori while her world was falling apart and there was nothing she could do about it. 

 

Would recommend.

 

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!