When I got the email to sign up to read The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, I immediately clicked to sign up. A book about three sisters who are totally different and “weird”… HELLO! My life!
Being one of three sisters, I totally related to this book. Though we have never gone to extremes like these sisters have, we are all so different and so much alike all at the same time. We may not talk every day, or even every week, but when things get hard and life takes us to unexpected places I always know that my sisters are who I can run to.
Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can’t solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard’s heroines. It’s a lot to live up to.
The sisters have a hard time communicating with their parents and their lovers, but especially with one another. What can the shy homebody eldest sister, the fast-living middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Only that none has found life to be what was expected; and now, faced with their parents’ frailty and their own personal disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them…
I loved how this book was written, in 1st person plural. This part was the most brilliant in my opinion. I loved how Brown weaved in and out of each life without breaking too much. I loved how she introduced Shakespeare in it and included their love for literature.
I would definitely recommend this book to my friends, especially for an easy read to take them away from having to think too hard. And although that sounds like a backhanded compliment, it isn’t. I love an easy read to take my mind away from the decisions and hardships of the day. That’s exactly why I loved this book so much- it moved me without my having to be burdened by it.
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