3.5 stars! Rounded up on Amazon and Goodreads.
Jeremy Ray’s “The Houseplant” is a quick and easy read. At first, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of a short story about a fern, but the more I read, the more I enjoyed it. The perspective was refreshing since I’ve only read stories from human points-of-view. The author did an awesome job with this creative POV, especially keeping the reader in the right mindset.
This story is not just about a plant and its caretaker, it is also about family. As the story comes to a conclusion, we see more of Brenda, Bill, Lindsay, and Tyler’s relationships. This is where I am left wanting more. I would have loved their family dynamics to be explained more in depth by the houseplant. Regardless, “The Houseplant” has left a lasting impression on me.
As a gardener and plant-lover, I’m always so excited to take a new plant home, but after reading this, I will forever wonder if the plant is just as excited as I am.