The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

Monday, June 14, 2010

Genre: General Fiction/Women's Fiction
Synopsis: Set in the late 1960s, this is a book about four different women who ultimately become best of friends. Together, they are called The Wednesday Sisters.

Review:
I'm going to go ahead and give this one a 2.5 stars.
Pros: First off, it is well-written. The premise is interesting and the concept is intriguing. I loved the fact that this was about books; writing and reading them. The characters were molded all differently, and each have their own distinct personalities.

Cons: There was not much character development. I felt as if they were just stuck in their own little worlds from beginning to end. I didn't really connect with any of them, and in fact, found them kind of unlikable. I even thought that the entire story was predictable.
It also seemed a bit rushed; there were many sub-plots, that weren't discussed well. It was as if the author just brushed through them, leaving me a bit confused.

Overall, this was just a disappointing novel. While it isn't a horrible book, as the premise was extremely promising and the writing was done well, I thought that in the end, it simply failed to deliver.

3 comments:

  1. This was the book you were telling me about today with the nasty girl. Hahaha

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  2. No character development can really bring a good premise down. It's too bad you didn't enjoy it, although being unable to connect with the characters makes reading so much less fun!

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  3. @Kayla: Wow, hahaha! Actually, yes this is exactly that one book.

    @Linna: No character development and/or connection, for such a character-driven story -- I didn't see the point for it.

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