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2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Sisters, 26 Aug 2013
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Circumstances in their personal lives lead the three Andreas sisters back to their family home. Middle sister Bianca (Bean) begrudgingly returns after being fired from her job for stealing, and the baby of the family Cordelia (Cordy) is pregnant after years following bands on the road. Sensible eldest sibling Rosalind (Rose) has never strayed far from her home town of Barnwell, Ohio, but her fiancé Jonathan has accepted a sabbatical in England and this puts a strain on the couple's relationship.

Even though they all have their own reasons for coming back to Barney, they like to keep the real reasons under wraps, and instead they each express outwardly that the reason they need to be there is to look after their mother who is being treated for breast cancer. However, despite their obvious differences, the 'Weird Sisters,' are a lot more alike than they think; unwilling to face their own insecurities, all three believing that the other two sisters are happier, more successful and more loved by their parents.

There are several reasons why this book warrants such as low star rating. Firstly, the girls' father is obsessed with Shakespeare and this is a common theme throughout the book as the characters speak to each other in dialogue from his works, which is extremely irritating. Secondly, the sisters are all very self-absorbed caricatures and as such it is hard to feel a connection to any of them for the most part of the book. Finally, and most importantly, the book is pretty slow paced and nothing very much happens, which wouldn't be a problem in itself. However, it is blatantly obvious what the outcome of each of the Andreas sisters' stories will be from the outset and thus it is difficult to want to read a book when you already know exactly what is going to happen. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this book and cannot see the comparisons to 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,' and 'The Virgin Suicides,' which are mentioned on the cover.
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