Book Reviews of The Hazards of Sleeping Alone

The Hazards of Sleeping Alone
The Hazards of Sleeping Alone
Author: Elise Juska
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ISBN-13: 9780743493505
ISBN-10: 0743493508
Publication Date: 9/14/2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Downtown Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I grabbed this book when a friend of mine was looking for it (I actually got her a copy of it). It looked interesting, so I picked up a copy for myself later on. I was expecting light chick-lit, but was surprised by the depth of this novel. The author does an amazing job of developing Charlotte; I feel like I know her. I want to know what happens to her. I find I actually care (yeah, I totally realize the book is fiction, people). Very well written. I'll be looking for her first book, which I haven't read yet :-)
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Helpful Score: 4
this is a great story of a mid life divorcee finding the softness and openness inside of herslef. This is a story with unexpected turns.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great book - she really got into the world of a middle aged divorcee struggling to find her place in the world now that her daughter is grown - very insightful
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Helpful Score: 3
Good mother-daughter relationship book - they are forced to examine their lives and choices they have made - and shows their growth and success!
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Helpful Score: 2
Overall decent book. The main character was fairly annoying, she just couldn't move on get over it!
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Helpful Score: 1
easy fun read
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't finish this book, mainly because it was way too predictable. Also, the main character was highly annoying, and I couldn't get past that. So I put it down and realized that with all the good books I have yet to read, I no longer want to waste my time with predictable chic lit. I am sorry if that sounds snobby. With that said, someone else may enjoy a good mother/daughter story that is an easy read.
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Loved it. Very well crafted expression of human connections. Unique voice. Can't wait to read more from this author.
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It took me a while to engage with the characters, but when I did I enjoyed them and the story immensely.
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This was an interesting book. You meet 40 somethign Charlotte who has been divorced for over 15 years, yet she doesn't date and seems to like being by herself even though it scares her. She has a 22 year old daughter who drops a bombshell on her and the book basically explores their relationship. It was a pretty good book though i found both Charlotte and her daughter a tad annoying at times.
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A quick chick lit read from Mom's point of view.
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Good read. I like the way the author writes.
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Charlotte has grown used to being alone. She relies on familiar routines to get her through her day. But at night, her imagination runs wild, worrying about what might happen to her fearless college-age daughter.

When Emily and her live-in boyfriend come home to visit her for a weekend visit, Charlotte has a few lessons to learn.