The Radleys - Matt Haig

The writing of this book was so clear, crisp and sharp. I loved the dark satirical take on a family of abstaining creatures. The Radleys leans more towards contemporary realism with a black humour taste of the supernatural.

I also liked the layout of this book, each chapter is short, controlled and builds up to certain point. The chapters also alternate between focusing on each member of the family so that the reader can get insight into each character's lives as they attempt abstain from drinking. Although, the children don't know what they are at first.

It was also great to read a story set in contemporary England - each adult and teenager were alive and kicking when ever they thought or spoke.