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The book gives an insight into the lives of people with different sexual orientation. They have to deal with the society which does not accept them for who they are,so far so that their own kith and kin also show them thier disapproval.
Beautifully crafted story of mother and daughter...three generations It takes us through the journey of women empowerment where a lot has been done but a lot needs to be done.As said in the book "we are still not there" The characters of the plot and the family bond between them is extremely touching and relatable. I would just say.. do not give this book a miss!
This book is amazing, I loved it so much. I have read several of Jennifer's other books, which have all been great, but this one is the best. The writing is so heartfelt and the characters are so real. The book centres around two sisters, Jo and Bethie, and the story goes back in time to when they were children and then follows their lives to the present day. I don't want to give away any spoilers but this book covers family life, births, marriages, happiness and loss in a moving, thought provoking way. Both sisters go through hardships and sometimes they are on very different paths. Some parts of the book brought tears to my eyes, but above all it is an inspiring story. I didn't want it to end, and it is honestly one of the best books I have ever read. Highly recommended.
I liked the story but was patchy in parts which annoyed me. Iv read other of her books and mega enjoyed them . I felt she wanted to get political in this, race, me too, sexuality . The characters didn’t seem real to me and found them all lacking in backbone. Wouldn’t reccomend
... you’ll love this! I’m delighted I’ve discovered Jennifer Weiner. I read Big Summer first, which I loved, but this is even better. Following sisters Jo and Bethie from the 1950s to the present day, it’s just so readable. Also a great chronicle of episodes in women’s history. Throughly recommended!
Every so often a book comes along that I can’t put down, a book for mothers, sister, nieces. Set in Detroit back in the day, the book tells the story of sisters Jo and Bethie, from little girls to old women and everything in between. Loved it.
My first read by this author. An engrossing well written novel covering the lives of two sisters and spanning decades from the 50s. It did start to lose me about 2/3rds way through when I thought there was unnecessary detail about certain aspects eg the fitness section. Overall would be a good poolside read. Undecided whether I’d try another.
So beautiful and well written - this story is soooooooooooo good. Emotive, descriptive, funny and totally absorbing, this book is definitely one to read. I loved the way that the story was delivered in alternating character chapters which very cleverly delivered the plot. It highlighted beautifully, the inner struggles of same sex attraction and changing social developments. Outstanding Jennifer 😃