Review of Vacation to Graceland for OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day!
If you are looking for a short read that is laugh-out-loud funny then this one is sure to delight and entertain you.
This book actually had me chuckling to myself quite a few times while I read it, which isn't an easy thing to do. It is about a family taking a vacation trip to Memphis Tennessee from St. Louis for a family reunion and it is all about the crazy antics that happen during that trip. I really managed to attach to and enjoy the characters despite the book being so short, which is a rarity for a project like this.
No lessons are learned, nothing much really happens, but that doesn't change the fact that it is a very enjoyable read. It is more for the sake of just enjoying the story and the antics than to actually get anything out of, so as long as you go into the book with the correct expectations this one will not let you down.
It isn't perfect, by any means, but it is enjoyable enough for readers to have some fun with. I wish there had been more depth to it, or that it hadn't ended so abruptly, but at least I wasn't really left with a major cliffhanger or without resolution that they made it home safely.
About the Book
A man, his mother, his sister, his granny, his niece, and his nephew make a trip to Memphis Tennessee for a family reunion. During the course of the trip, the family encounter a series of circumstances that mold the trip into an unforgettable experience. Through the arguing and internal bickering within the group, they come together and strengthen the blood bond they share with each other. Reflecting on each and every situation encountered, the man realizes the trip is an overall social, emotional, and educational journey.