Friday, April 23, 2010

The Summer We Fell Apart

Read February 2010 * * * 1/2

"The children of a once-brilliant playwright and a struggling actress, the four Haas siblings grew up in chaos—raised in an environment composed of neglect and glamour in equal measure. When their father dies, they must depend on their intense but fragile bond to remember what it means to be family despite years of anger and hurt. These brothers and sisters are painfully human, sometimes selfish, and almost always making the wrong decisions, but their endearing struggles provide laughter through tears—something anyone who’s ever had a sibling can relate to."

Brianna's Review: I really am not sure what to say or how I feel about this novel. It’s not that it was hard to get into, I just found that the whole book I was waiting for something to happen. I liked how the book was written. The story was about 4 siblings who grew up in a neglected household. She started the book off in the youngest childs narrative, and as Part 2, 3, 4, and 5 came along, she wrote in the next siblings character, until eventually the mothers. As each new part of the novel started, the children were all older. I guess the whole time I was expecting to read more into their neglected childhood to have a better understanding of where they were in their lives. The family is very disfunctional, but I do like the way that the author got you really into the characters, and the way that the family all reacted differently to one another. This was a good book, I wouldn’t say it was one of the best books I’ve read, more or less a book to pass the time.

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