Jul 28, 2012

How 'Bout Them Reads: Maine

I struggled with this book - a lot! I stopped reading this book several time to start another book in fact because I was having trouble getting through this book. There was nothing wrong with it, but it was just a little slow for me. I had trouble really getting into the book.

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The book was about family dynamics and how things in the past can effect an entire family. Sometimes people don't realize how much family can effect each other. Alice, the family matriarch, is bitter and angry. She never wanted the life she had but something from her past drove her to the life she had. And because of these past events and her bitterness, her family is effected by her choices. Kathleen, the oldest of Alice's children is the black sheep of the family. She wanted to get as far away from her family as possible and all the drama that went with it. Her daughter, Maggie, goes back to the family cottage in Maine which drives Kathleen to go back after finding out Maggie was pregnant and alone. Maggie struggles with what to do with finding out she was pregnant and just being dumped by her dead-beat boyfriend. Ann Marie married into the family but has put herself into a central role. These four very different women find themselves all at the Maine cottage at once and trying to figure out how to interact with each other and their very dysfunctional family. 

Like I said, it wasn't bad. It was definitely slow. I struggled to get through this book, but I'm glad I finished it. It's easy for anyone to relate to this book. Families can be dysfunctional. Families can be tricky. Families can be the worst and best things. It really was a good book, but it was just a little slow for me.

33/52


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