... wonderful ... [The book's] remarkable craftsmanship and honest, pure tone make it an absolute pleasure to read ... The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls has an unforgettable force. Gray possesses the ability to avoid judging her flawed, utterly human characters, who are without exception crafted from the heart.
Engrossing and moving ... Alternating among each sister’s perspective, the story unravels at a measured pace, deliciously feeding the reader surprises about the past and present throughout. This is a good choice for readers who enjoyed Caroline Leavitt’s Cruel Beautiful World (2016), Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage (2018), and other family dramas.
Anissa Gray's debut novel...examines...cracks in the familial glass, giving readers a gripping and sharp story about what it takes to hold a family together when everything is falling apart ... The sisters' words are emotionally resonant and substantial while carrying readers through the story, yet linger after putting the book down. And while the point of view is of a black family in small town Michigan, the story holds timeless and universal qualities.