This was an ok book. The characters and plot were predictable. I was disappointed that there was actually very little knitting invovled. And instead of knitting patterns at the back of the book, there were alcoholic drink recipes with knit-ish names.
I won't say that I thought this was a great book, because I'd be lying. But I thought it was ok.
I really liked the book until the end. And I'm all for neat tie-ups and everyone goes away happy but I just didn't see all the outcomes in this book as believable. I know it's fiction but the characters should still be believable, right? The writing style was good and it was easy to follow the dialogue. The character development was great! I think that all the characters were fairly well-rounded and their personalities were fine, until the end. The end could have been so much better and still given the same outcome. I felt like you get to the end of the book and the author needed to get the last bit in but only had so many pages to do it, so she cut it so it would fit.
Bad ending or not I think it was an ok book. I'm going to find something else of her's to read as I really did like her writing style. It was very easy to follow.
Predictable plot, stereotypical characters, not much knitting. The knitting seemed to be forced into the story. In spite of knowing exactly what would happen as soon as all the characters had been introduced, it was a fun read. It's like junk food...easily consumed, quickly digested, tastes good, but has zero nutritional value.
It was difficult to get into this book for a little while, but once I got into it, it wasn't bad. If you've ever had close girlfriends that you literally share all with, you will inevitably laugh and enjoy this book for what it is.....fiction but fun. Sorry, but I liked it!
Kathleen, Sari, and Lucy are three single friends living the fast life in Los Angeles. The three friends get together every Sunday morning for a kntiting circle, where they share their weekly happenings and love lives over knitting. The book turned out to be much more about the girls learning to find personal fulfillment and love than about either knitting or drinking, but that's okay!
A major sub-theme in the book is treatment for autism. In the story, Sari, whose older brother Charlie is autistic, works as a therapist at an autism clinic. Sari must deal with a bunch of conflicting emotions when she begins treating 4-year old Zack Smith, whose father Jason Smith went to high school with Sari and ran with a group of kids who made fun of Charlie and called him a "retard". The author has an autistic son of her own, and does a great job of weaving in the autism angle into the storyline.
I really don't want to give this book up, but at the same time, it's such an awesome book that I really want to share it with someone else. Anyway....if you choose this...ENJOY!! I read the book in about 2 days....I never wanted to put it down.
For years, beautiful, flighty Kathleen has been living off her famous actress sisters. When she moves out, she misses her life of luxury and begins to think that marrying rich might be an easy way to get it back.
Lucy is dating the man of her dreams--gourgeous, a brillant scientist, going places--but when an animal rights group targets him, she wonders whose side she's really on.
And Sari finds herself suddenly face to face again with the "it" boy from high school who still has it--he's gorgeous, sensitive, and kind, and he has a son who needs Sari's help. But can she ever forgive him for what he did to her brother a decade ago?
Caught between life, love and pursuit of the perfect cast-on, these three friends learn that there are never any easy answers, except maybe one--that when the going gets tough, the tough get knitting.
Three fun women who talk with their best friends the way I do with mine...and their searches (love, jobs, self-awareness). Not much about knitting actually, but much about women in general, these three in particular, relationships both in general and in particular (men, mothers, siblings). Charming, funny, sometimes touching. A lovely visit.
This book was a bit disappointing to me. Centered around a couple girlfriends that get together weekly to knit. But, the problems the characters had seemed to be a bit to obvious, "Hello, your boyfriend is a jeck. Dump him already."
The book follows 3 women: Kathleen, Sari, and Lucy. Kathleen is flighty, Sari is the saint, and Lucy's boyfriend James is intolerable and she's starting to think he may be wrong about a few things. The 3 women have a weekly knitting circle where they hash out their problems with each other and their needles. I loved it. There were a lot of characters to keep track of at first and I had to take a moment to remember who was hanging out with whom. But, once I got it down, I loved it even more. I didn't want to put it down and I didn't want it to end. Very enjoyable!
Filled with lovable characters this book is warm and witty. An absolutely intoxicating read.
Caught between life,love, and pursuit of the perfect cast-on, these three friends learn that there are never any easy answers and that when the going gets tough, the tough get knitting.
This is an intelligent yet witty and hilarious book with wise but slightly flawed women,who like the best of heroines every where, choose love over "marrying well"
BRAND NEW BOOK
Better-than-average three-young-women-finding-love chicklit. The difference is that the characters actually manage to grow up a little over the course of the book.
LaZebnik has a breezy style and chooses the background and a main plot point from topics she understands. (Read the "About the Author" section if you're interested.) The point is that the knitting components of the book are natural rather than feeling grafted on (sorry; a little knitting pun there), and the sections dealing with autistic children are spot-on.
One of the women, Sari, was driven to work with autistic children because her brother is afflicted. As the story progresses, she has to re-evaluate everything she thought she understood about her motivations.
Lucy's medical research work fits well with her mildly OCD personality, but circumstances push her off a path she thought was carefully defined.
And Kathleen, the carefree, impulsive, and easily-bored member of the trio has to figure out the difference between burning bridges and building them.
It's still a breezy read, but it won't leave you with a sugar-hangover.