Sad to understand what the author had to deal with as a mother of a child with mental illness. Once again she creates a story and characters that make the reader care. I could not give the book five stars only because of the reader. She's terrible when taking on the voices of the other characters. Instead of drawing you into the story she abruptly pulls you out. I will add the paper version to my library.
Ok. I get it. "Western Parents" need to be harder on our kids. That's what I've taken from it. After you get that message, you're stuck with hour upon hour of listening to poor writing from an author so impressed with herself that it becomes irritating. I'm so surprised at what "Western" society puts on our bestseller lists sometimes. This is really bad writing and maybe worse narration. It's poor even aside from her unconventional, sometimes kooky parental decisions. Make your kids more responsible and engage more in their lives. Got it? Ok, now you can skip the book.
Absolutely beautiful. The collaboration of the two sisters and the narrator is a success! This book has left me with the dilemma of what could I possibly read next? Seven generations through love, music, and social changes took me on a ride of emotion and sent me to the computer for research. BRAVO!!
I bought this on an Audible sale based on some semi-positive reviews. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pulled into the "maze" of the story. I continually tried to get a step ahead of Miss Morton, but always fell a step behind. That's how I like my stories. I was pleased.
I was hoping for something more. I read the reviews that stated it was depressing and I thought that I could deal with a few dark clouds in my literature. . .However, none of the reviewers mentioned just how boring this book is. I cannot give these characters my attention because the plot seems to be taking a slow, slow ride to NoWheresVille.
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