Friday, January 09, 2009

Names My Sisters Call Me

Title: Names My Sisters Call Me

Author: Megan Crane

Date Finished: January 8, 2009.

Personal Book Count: 2 out of 100

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: Fiction

First Line: When Lucas went down, right there on the sidewalk outside my sister’s place in Chestnut Hill, my first thought was: ice.

Summery: When Courtney’s boyfriend proposes, she wants to reunite her family, and the sister who has been living in San Francisco for 6 years ago, after ruining her older sisters wedding. Along the way, she deals with a lot of family drama, an ex-boyfriend who has returned, feeling comfortable with who she is now, and how she relates to her present boyfriend.

Why did I pick this book? : Saw a positive review for it on the internet. I am the youngest of 3 as well, so I wanted to see what kind of angst they got into.

Review: I found this book to be eerily similar, in some ways, to my own family. I am the youngest of 3 girls. They are much older then I am (11 and 12 years in my case, but they are really half-sisters). Even down to many of the personality traits of the oldest, middle and youngest siblings aligned very well. That is about where our similarities stopped. I do still have both my parents, and have no musical ability whatsoever. I had a hard time believing some on the not-thought-out decisions Courtney made. I had trouble seeing the humor in a lot of the situations with her and her sisters (too close to home, maybe?). But it was a light, easy read, and quick to get through, and passed the time nicely.

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. =D

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