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2.0 out of 5 starsNot her best work
Reviewed in the United States on 25 March 2017
Like many others, I read and loved The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares. I really liked and identified with those characters. And although I don't think some of Ms. Brashares books after the end of that series has met my expectations, I still want to read her books.
I hoped and thought that I would really like "The Whole Thing Together" but as I kept reading the book, I found myself hating reading it.The book isn't even that long but it took me a long time to read it. The writing style of this book is really strange. You'll be reading one character's point of view and then all of a sudden, you're in someone else's point of view and there's been time that has past and you had no idea what happened. I also just couldn't connect with any of the characters. The way the book is written, they all feel super distant and it's hard to care about characters that way. The writing style made the storylines confusing and hard to really care what happened to these characters.
I'm so sad that I didn't love this book. I was so excited to pick it up but ultimately, I put it down disappointed.
2.0 out of 5 starsNot the best Ann Brashares book I have read
Reviewed in the United States on 17 March 2017
I have been reading Ann Brashares books since the first Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants book, and I really enjoyed those. I haven't really liked any of her stand-alone novels and this one was no exception.
The Whole Thing Together was really not what I expected at all, it was just blah and boring. I really didn't like any of the characters, I just didn't feel a connection to any of them, like I do in most books I read. There were too many character point of views and they didn't transition smoothly, so it was very confusing most of time to figure out who the scene was about. Near the front, I was kind of overwhelmed by the family tree and I kept referring to it as I read because I forgot who was who and who was whose siblings/parents.
Overall, my opinion is it wasn't her greatest works but I'll keep reading her books because I might find another one of her’s that will be good.
For people who want a book rating: There were a few spread out 'f-words’ and other swearing in it. Not very much sexual content, the sex scene wasn't described at all.
2.0 out of 5 starsThe Whole Thing Together - just did not flow well for my liking
Reviewed in the United States on 6 April 2017
The Whole Thing Together I had a hard time with this book. Was hoping to like it as much as others I have read like the Sisterhood series. Just was a bit choppy for me. The flow of the story for me was just not there. Sometimes I had to go back and re-read thinking I missed something. Think was because of the overall writing style and different points of view from so many of the characters. Now mind you probably just me. I just felt often like I was missing something it was too choppy for me to follow sometimes. Also the people in the book I could not relate really to anyone. So I just never felt a connection to the characters. For me this was not overly enjoyable.