The Year I Turned Sixteen
As I mentioned, this book is probably a better read for 12 -13-ish girls ra ...more
"Anyway," mom concluded as we walked to her parked car, "I guess the important thing is to be who you want to be and not who other people want you to be."
"You mean, like peer pressure?" I asked.
In case you didn't catch it, the mom was talking about peer pressure. Thank ...more
Rose is the oldest of the four sisters. She's a singer and looks forward to going to summer camp, where she will be a counselor and be able to practice her singing along with everyone there. Circumstances prevent her from going. She feels bad about not being able to go and asham ...more
I realized the last time I read through the book that is was a loose retelling of Louisa May Alcott's Little Woman. The first similarity is of course Jo and Laurel. Both tomboys, both feeling like thy don't fit in and neither wanting to marry. Also there is the boy that they should fall in love with Jo to Laurie and Laurel to Jack but they end both ...more
Dec. 21-22 "Rose"
I'd like to find the original book of "Rose" b/c this series was originally out in the 90s but in the omnibus edition the musical references have been updated.
I didn't really like the character Rose. She made some choices that made me want to scream. In the remaining 3 books she's a secondary character so maybe I'll end up liking her.
Dec. 22-23 and then didn't touch until Dec. 26 "Daisy"
I didn't really like this character either. Since I ha ...more
While writing this review it's been awhile since I've read this book but I could never forget this story and how it made me feel. This was the first book recommendation I ever got from a "BookTube" video. I read this when I was 16 and completely loved it. Everything about this story is magical. I loved the sister dynamics, I loved getting to read fr...more
I can honestly say i really disliked this book, and i usually don't dislike books. ever.
Even though this type of book is not usually what I read, I enjoyed it. Even though it was very long, (which didn’t bother me) I though this was a fun and easy read. I recommend this book to late middle school/ early High school girls. I will definitely reread this book!
Part one, Rose, was great. Rose had just turned 16 about three months after her father died in a storm. Her family was heading into tough times and Rose was a little confused about who she is. Rose's boyfriend was making her doubt who she was a what a great person she is. Then she found Stephen, the older brother of her archenemy and things mellowed o ...more
I love the characters in this book. Laurel was my favorite because I can relate to her love of animals. Rose was the girly-girl of her sisters and her willingness to try and make a relationship work is admirable. However, if my boyfriend was as much of a jerk as hers, I would dump him w ...more
At first I was only reading this book because it's my largest novel, and I wanted to get it 'over with'. After beginning to read however, I was really glad I chose it just because it was a charming book! These four sisters were very real to me and having to deal with real situations. The book is long, but the voices of the girls is so easy that you get right through it.
I thought the writing was great and sometimes was a bit melodramatic, ...more
I enjoyed reading the dynamic of the Walker sisters as they grew up. Rose and Laurel are my favorite sisters, but I identify myself with Lily and Daisy. Like Lily, I resented being the youngest and loved writing. But I love all four s ...more
Diane Schwemm has done a terrific job so far in engaging my attention. I cannot w ...more
The characters don't really act much like ...more