Thursday, February 9, 2012

Weird Sisters Book Review

I just recently finished reading the book Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. This is a story of the late coming of age of three sisters and the journey that has them looking deep inside themselves to find out who they really are.  With the pressures of growing up being the daughters of a quirky english literature professor; Rose, Bean and Cordy, grew up with Shakespeare, books, (a lot of books) and  no television or other commercial products like the other kids. Their home is in a small college town that thrives during the school months with it's one coffee hangout and small library, but becomes quiet and boring as heck to them in the off season. Going through their younger years they performed plays for their parents, laughing, crying and being jealous of each other.  They finally grow up, grow apart and go their own ways.
Each of their journeys come full circle when they are brought back to the small town and their childhood home because of their mother's illness; or so they say. Alone and together each one of them confronts the demons that plagued them growing up.  They face their father, their failures and their fears. Eleanor touches on subjects all too familiar to so many women growing up. It was an easy read that makes you feel the heart aches and triumphs for each of these girls to women. I would recommend you put this book on your reading list, especially if you grew up with sisters!

Disclosure - This is a paid review by BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. That does sound interesting, even though I don't have sisters... Deccy x

  2. Sounds like a good read - thanks for telling us about it!

  3. I wanted to say the same. This reminds me of that movie of 3 sisters, one wanted to be a performer, the other an actress in Broadway, while the last one wanted to be a pilot.

    The first two weren't able to fulfill their dreams but they were able to help the third one become a woman pilot.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  4. Sounds like an interesting book, (if I actually had time to read a

  5. My mom only reads Mysteries and Adventure stuffs.

  6. Thank you for review, we must check it out!
    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  7. I have a sample of this book on my NOOK. It looked interesting to me, so I was excited to read your review. I'll have to add it to my queue.

  8. There is so much inside of this book; a great story about family relationships and how they affect your life; a good story about coming home again; a little shakespeare thrown in for your literary pleasure and lastly - and most enjoyable to me - little nuggets of beautifully written passages that make you want to get out your highlighter and turn back the page so you will always know where to find them again.


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