I was in just the right mood for this excellent read about coming to terms with family when you’re from a dysfunctional family. Twenty-year-old Noushcka is on a journey to grow up — but how does she do it when she was raised by a kooky grandfather, abandoned by her teen mom, and her absentee father is a hasbeen Quebecois chanteur? Navigating grown-up life and learning how to create her own family away from her twin brother doesn’t come easily to Noushcka, but the reader roots for her the whole way through. This is a wonderfully juicy read filled with drama, heartache, and ultimately happiness. Definitely a highlight of my 2014 reading list.