All Adults Here Author:Emma Straub When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? — Astrid’s youngest son is drifting and un... more »focused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is intentionally pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid’s thirteen-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most.« less
Never really got "into" this book. Only finished it because I rarely give up on a book. Cecelia is a 13 YO who runs into some trouble with her NYC classmates because she divulged one of their secrets to keep them from harm. Her free-style parents send her to her grandmother's in a small town to go to school. Astrid, grandmother, is a widow who is emotionally distant from her three grown children and now reassessing her parenting and her lifestyle. Strange, self centered characters. However, interesting character development of Cecelia and the angsts of a young teenager and all that's involved in growing up in recent times.