Punk Rock Parents: The Weird Sisters Book Review

Thursday, February 09, 2012

The Weird Sisters Book Review


"This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own." 


I am going to admit a deep dark secret. I love the Kardashians. I watch like every show combination Ryan Secreast can throw at me. The reason is I love them is because I love the dynamic between sisters. This story, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown,  is about 3 sisters. (I am one of three sisters). They are the daughters of a Shakespeare professor and each are named after a Shakespeare character. (That is kind of like me and my sisters. Except my Dad liked cartoons and all 3 of us have nicknames based on cartoon characters.)

When their Mother is diagnosed with cancer all 3 girls come back to the small town they grew up in. Each with their own life altering problems. One with marital problems, one with financial problems, and one with an unplanned pregnancy. They gather back under their parents roof and between reading books and doctors appointment the girls are forced to deal with one another and eventually to open up to one another.

What I really enjoyed about this book was how different each of the sisters personalities were. Just like me and my 3 sisters. We have similarities and people often think of us as a group. Yet we are very different. I am the more uptight, responsible oldest kid. My middle sister is the laid back, smart and maternal one. The baby of the family is the fun party girl. Despite the differences we always get along.

Over at Blogher we having so fun discussions about this book and sisterhood. CLICK HERE to join in on the fun.

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