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The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
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I loved this book right from the very start, though the "first person plural" was a struggle to get used to. However, the "first person plural" tense was used to suggest a connectedness between the sisters and it worked very well to that end. Rosalind (Rose), Bianca (Bean) and Cordelia (Cordy) are fascinating characters who grab your attention from the very beginning. Each at a cross-roads of her own, all three of the sisters end up returning to the familial home as their mother is diagnosed with cancer. But it is not their mother's cancer that brings them home, it is their own selfish self-indulgences and mistakes that force them to return to the town and home where they grew up. Yes, this family is dysfunctional, but in some of the most entertaining ways. Their father is a Shakespeare scholar who communicates almost exclusively in "Shakespearese"; Rose is bossy and knows what is best for everyone, except herself; Bean is the glamorous New York girl who has made huge mistakes in the name of vanity; and Cordy is the over-indulged "baby" who has yet to grow up. Brown really nails the love, hate, like, loathe, shame and competitiveness between the sisters. This story has just enough mix of real life issues, that most people can relate to it, while still moving along smoothly and not getting bogged down with unnecessary sideline details. 4 1/2 stars!!!
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