I am half way through this book, and honestly considering ditching it. I find myself dreading listening to it; hoping thought that something, ANYTHING is going to happen that is remotely interesting. The story could have been a good one, if the characters were more likeable, or interesting. And the father quoting Shakespear constantly is annoying.
She didn't... she did the best she could with what she had to work with.
Don't waste the credit like I did.
We all have families with a few diffucult and different members. This is lookinh through the keyhole at such a group.she was able to hive life to each character
Each character was "given life"
A very enjoyable read
..great drawing of each person
It was a chick flick kind of book. You read it and afterwards you think, meh, same ol' same ol'. The reader is good, but her male characters have the same vocal inflection and it makes you think the girls' boyfriend's all sound like their dad. Weird, indeed.
The Shakespeare quotes were fine, but nothing earth shattering. You'd think these characters would feel more connected to what they were saying instead of just throwing in lines into their everyday chit chat.
It was bland, but entertaining in a sitcom kind of way.
When I got to the end of this book (luckily it was so short), I felt extremely ripped off. I was such an uneventful story and cliche to boot. The only thing that was weird about these stories was how boring they were in the end.
My issue with this book was that I didn't like any of the characters, which is a problem for a character/ family dynamic driven book. I just honestly didn't care what happened to the characters. I expected something a little more quirky and a little less whinny.
I do hand painted piecework for a small lighting company. I love listening to books while I paint! It's wonderful to be "reading" again!
I would definitely listen to this one again! It's a story that could become like a good friend.
This is hard question! At different points in the book I could identify with each character. Probably most with Rose.
Kirsten performed the story as if she were telling the story through her own experiences.
I would have loved to listen to this one all at once! But yet was a story that kept me coming back anxious to hear more.
Would be a good read, but was a great listen!
Meet three unlikeable self-centered sisters in their thirties who have never let go of their petty sibling rivalries or habits and then add in their equally hapless parents - the tribe is living together in annoying disharmony in the small town in which the girls grew up. Nothing much happens in the story yet the writing is overly-dramatic and descriptive. As is the narration. I am not quite there but I think the end will be very predictable. PS the Shakespeare quotations come across as gratuitous.
In this book, I found myself hindered at first... as if, I was going to like it. Stood on the fences ... then the story BURST! Wow, what a wonderful, breathless read. If you have siblings, the birth order dynamic in this book will astound you in how closely you will relate (especially for the women of families with three girls).
I immediately was drawn to the character of Rose... simply put, for I am Rose! You begin to find yourself in these characters. Although, "Dad" speaks as though he is a Shakespearean character, you will come to understand him and his "dad" ways!
The mother... she is the pristine example of how most mothers will always see their children!
I can revel in all this book brings about... but you need to read it to relate to it. GREAT JOB!