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The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
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Mar 21, 12

bookshelves: chicklits
Read in June, 2011

Un-e-ven.

Good story but the scene changes between a leukemic sister and the madness of Hollywood movie making required some emotional leaps that I couldn't make. At a certain point I stopped investing in the characters because I had to work too hard to vacillate between the laughs and the sobs.

It's clearly heartfelt and autobiographical but the writing is all over the place. Sometimes the emotional distance of the letter writing works for the subject matter but other times it feels contrived and jokey. Given the autobiographical nature of the material, perhaps the structure was to give the author some emotional distance, not the audience.
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