Barb's Reviews > Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes

Semi-Sweet by Roisin Meaney
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Dec 03, 2011

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bookshelves: chick-lit, fiction
Read from November 29 to December 02, 2011

I enjoyed the book, and it had some moments that really spoke to me. I loved Meaney's descriptions of certain things; they just seemed incredibly true to life. I think my problem with this book comes in its trying to balance things that can't really be balanced. Some characters were incredibly well-rounded and realistic, while others seemed more cartoonish. And I don't understand the shoehorning of the story of Alice and Tom with the romantic entanglements of the other characters in the book. They just didn't fit.

It's a well-paced read with some fab characters and good moments, but it seemed too uneven for me to give it 4 stars.
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