The House Plant by Jeremy Ray ★★★★★ #ShortStoryReview #BookBlog

Primary Genre(s): Short Story
Published: 14 December 2020 by Infinite Ray Publishing
Page count: 31 (ebook)
My Format: ebook
Cover: Cute
Pacing: Perfect
Ending: Hopeful  
Do I Recommend: Yes!!
Commission Link (U.S.): Buy The House Plant

My rating: ★★★★

George, a fern, doesn’t appreciate being bought by Brenda at Garden Palace.

And he certainly doesn’t appreciate being trapped in her house of humans. He yearns to be with the plants outside in the garden. With time, George learns to trust Brenda and think of her as his human. Then one day, tragedy strikes and George’s life will never be the same. What happens when a houseplant loses the thing he never knew he wanted?

You’ll never look at houseplants the same way again.

My Thoughts
I was contacted by the author via Instagram with a request to read and review this short story. I am so happy I accepted! Here are my pros and cons for The House Plant:


  1. I am not an emotional person. It’s pretty rare that a novel can make me tear up, and it is basically impossible for a short story to do it. But this one did. Holy Smokes! This is one short emotional ride… and the story is told from the POV of a house plant! WHAT?
  2. I love short stories but I’ve never had one impact me so much before. There is amazing character development… for a fern! I almost can’t type this review because I’m really in shock that a story narrated by a plant had such an impact on me.
  3. This is a story about fear, acceptance, respect, trust, love, loss, grief, and moving on. Have I mentioned this emotional and profound little story is told by a fern? It is remarkably well done!
  4. The synopsis ends with “You’ll never look at houseplants the same way again.” This is very true!!
  5. I’m positive you’ve never read a story from a plant’s perspective before, but you need to… and quickly. (It is currently available on Kindle Unlimited.)

Nothing. This is a perfect story in my opinion.

I promise that you will love this short story. If you are someone who has plants and is able to keep them alive (unlike me), this story will make you think about the relationship you have with your plants, and vice versa. It really is a sweet and emotional tale and you should read it now!

Personally, I am looking forward to reading more of Jeremy Ray’s stories asap!

Thank you to the author for a free ebook, which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily.  

If you would like to read this book and form your own opinion, please consider purchasing through this link: Buy The House Plant. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Thanks!

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(image from Goodreads)

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