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a good read
on 12 May 2013
I really enjoyed this book, which would make perfect sun lounger reading. It tells the story of Alice, who is a very normal, ordinary woman. She is shy, kind, caring and unassuming but compared with her sister Stella, who is beautiful, flighty, flirty, selfish, egotistic, shallow, manipulative and totally self absorbed, she always seems to fade into the background.
The story starts when they go on holiday together to the sun kissed Greek island of Kethos and Alice meets gorgeous Greek gardener Milo. Without giving anything of the story away, it is safe to say it is a bit of a cautionary tale, the moral being "be careful what you wish for, because it might just come true".
It is a nice, fun, read which is entertaining with a twist that makes it just that little bit different. It flows at a nice pace and never seems rushed, with an ending that is satisfying.
I did, however, have a couple of niggles. The character of Stella is just a bit too one dimensional, almost like a cartoon character. Whilst she is fun to read about, she doesn't have any saving graces at all, she is just self, self, self. It would have been nice to scrape beneath that expensively made up surface at some point, and find a genuine person, but it didn't happen.
There are also one or two annoying little timeline inconsistencies, but not enough to spoil what is, in effect, a darn good read.