Book Reviews of Sister Mine

Sister Mine
Sister Mine
Author: Tawni O'Dell
ISBN-13: 9780307351265
ISBN-10: 0307351262
Publication Date: 3/13/2007
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Tawni O'Dell blew me away with "Coal Run," and so I couldn't wait to read Sister Mine! I was very disappointed though. The main character, after having a career as a police officer, now drives a taxi. Her sister, whom she believed to be dead, arrives back in town followed by a cast of strange characters. I kept waiting for the story to get more interesting. It never did. I think this was the first book that I ever read where I actually looked forward to it ending.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book from the first page. Tawni O'Dell has the ability to make me feel like I'm right there in the story with the characters. Every turn brought a new question and it all made sense in the end. My only gripe is that the story had to end.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful book. Tawni O'Dell has the best characters. I read this book in no time at all. One of my faves!
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This was an amazing book with an amazing main character, Shae-Lynn. I could not put the book down. The author's narrative and description were flawless. I admit to being fascinated with coal miners, since both my grandfathers worked in the Penna mines. But the mines are just a subset of the book. It is really a book about how a character is molded from childhood into adulthood. It is at times heartbreaking, almost infuriating, but also quite enlightening. And, in the end, triumphant.

Five stars...... without reservation.
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I love Tawni O'Dell's books and was really looking forward to reading this one, but two thirds of the way in, I gave up on it. I wasn't engaged by any of the characters or story line.
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I liked the main character in the book. She had a rough life as a child but went on to make something of herself and returned later to her home town where she was able to resolve some issues from her past. I hope there is a sequel to this book!