The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Copy Courtesy of First Reads and Amy Einhorn Books
Release Date: 1/20/2011
There are three sisters Rosalind (Rose), Bianca (Bean), and Cordelia (Cordy), and they have come home ostensibly because their mother is sick. Each of them has issues personally as well as with each other. This regathering of sisters will teach each of them something about themselves, each other, and life with lots of Shakespeare thrown into the mix.
When I first picked up this book, I thought it would be a fantasy piece because of the cover and the title (the Shakespeare reference was totally lost on me). I really didn't expect this to be a slice of life story, but I still enjoyed it.
There are a lot of quotes from Shakespeare, and it wasn't always clear to me what the point of the quotes were in relation to the scenes they were quoted in. This led to some moments where I just stared at paragraphs wondering what the author meant, but I tried to pay less attention to the quotes in order to get past those moments heh.
The inner and inter dialogues of the sisters are written really well. Each of the sisters' stories and personalities were distinct, and I enjoyed each of their voices. I also loved them because they were all unrepentant bookworms, which if you're reading this blog, I'm thinking you are one too!
This is actually a pretty heavy read as there are a lot of emotional and interpersonal relationship issues going on; the resolution of these issues though is pretty satisfactory and I applaud Eleanor's weaving of the various stories. So, pick this up if you are looking for an emotional and somewhat heart-warming story.
Star Rating: 3.5/5.0
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