The Long Road Home

Non-Fiction - Drama
280 Pages
Reviewed on 10/10/2021
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Long Road Home is a heartbreaking biographical account by Ella Anderson, whose brother lost his life under mysterious circumstances. Growing up in an unstable home with a drunk, PTSD-ridden father and a neglectful mother, Ella and her siblings had to learn to care for themselves. After a period of living in an orphanage, Ella gradually starts to hold her own. But her younger brother, Robby, becomes increasingly discontent, leading him to seek fulfillment through other vices. As the years go by, Robby transforms from someone indulging in petty crimes to a habitual criminal in and out of jail. Alongside his drug habits, his prison stints get him involved with dangerous members of the Mexican cartel, who he struggles to shrug off his entire life.

A tragic tale of systematic racism, a dysfunctional judicial system, bad parenting, and corrupt law enforcement, The Long Road Home is a relevant and insightful look at one of the gross injustices of recent years. Author Ella Anderson lays bare her life story with an unrestrained flair and a hard-hitting and impactful narrative that keeps hold of you from start to finish. Robby's life story breaks your heart and makes you question the legitimacy of the American law enforcement agencies and the judiciary at a fundamental level. The fact that instead of trying to help Robby recover during his last moments, the paramedics and doctors were trying to save their own skin tells you all. This is a must-read for our current times.