I am participating in several reading challenges, one being the 100 Bestsellers List. Here’s my review for The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.
This post does contain spoilers.
The Weird Sisters is categorized as Women’s Fiction, a genre I normally do not read much of, and this book reminded me why that is so. If you like reading a book that leaves you with a vague sense of feeling good and some gentle moral reinforcement, then this might be the book for you. I expected more from a bestseller. Here’s just a bit of what disappointed me:
– The main characters – the three sisters, Rose, Bean, and Cordy – were stereotypical. Why was it the youngest who was irresponsible and became an unwed mother? Wouldn’t it have been more interesting for the eldest, responsible Rose, to make some crazy mistake and be the unexpectedly pregnant daughter?
– The plot was slow and boring (was there a plot?). Mom has cancer, so all the sisters come home ostensibly to take care of mom, but in actuality to hide from and ultimately resolve their secrets. There were small moments of despair and moments of success, but nothing momentous.