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Brother and Sister by Joanna Trollope
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Sep 04, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: not-for-me, family, lit-fic, sold, brit-lit
Read on June 12, 2008 , read count: 1

This was certainly a fast read. In general, I enjoyed it - this topic of adoption was interesting, but it wasn't really what I expected. I think I was hoping it would be a bit more like a Jodi Picoult book and it never reached that dramatic of a level. The characters, I think, were what was really lacking - they weren't entirely fleshed out and the P.O.V.s, particularly of the children, were weak. The writing was a little weak too - but that was probably more to do with the fact that I have been reading so much Anne Rice lately and this author's writing was just so... English. Usually, I enjoy English voices, but, I don't know, overall this book seemed average at best. I would probably not have purchased other books of hers, but I got a few at the dollar racks all at the same time as I purchased this one, so hopefully this is just not the best example of Trollope’s work and the others will be stronger.

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message 1: by Jay (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jay I was concerned that it would become like Jodi Picoult's work as I prefer to be left wondering...

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