Book Review: “Random Family”

This novel is on my top ten favorite books list. I have re-read it multiple times and I am still drawn into the story. If you choose to read this novel, let me know what you think in the comments or at

Title: “Random Family”

Author: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Plot: LeBlanc blends together the stories of Jessica and Coco, along with their families and other characters living in the Bronx, New York City. Everyone has hardships and some even go to prison for what they end up doing. Teen girls become mothers of multiple children. Teen boys become drug dealers and even murderers. All of the characters have one thing in common: they want a better life.

Jessica starts the story off as a young Puerto Rican girl trying to make it day by day. That idea reflects throughout the story, which follows these families through the 1980s and 1990s.

What I liked: Everything! I love how LeBlanc puts everything together seamlessly, the characters are relatable and it’s just an interesting story. I can’t stop reading it each time. I also like how the author shifts to different POV and back. LeBlanc is so knowledgeable about her characters and legal terms.

What I didn’t like: Nothing.

Who I recommend this book for: Those who want a deep, fascinating read. This is perfect to read in a weekend.

What made this book stand out: The fact that it took LeBlanc a decade to finish writing this novel. That’s a lot of dedication.

Rating: 10/10

Source: physical book