I rarely post a review, but I picked this book up at the library and finished in one sitting... it is well written and just a very moving story of family that goes through so much so quickly you truely believe it could be your family in the story..... As a Mom it shows how much we love our children and how we struggle to fix the family as best we can sometimes....it is well worth the time to read
This was such an engrossing book from the beginning! It was such an interesting look into the life of a family who had everything but was losing it all. I started it this morning and just finished it now. Very good book!!
....this is a great story about a family crisis that spun out of control. A new baby, a young teen sister and a very loving mom and dad; baby has accident occur in sister's care and there it goes! I really was able to get into this book as the characters are believable (mom is a bit hard on her widowed mom). The family, though if this were real life, should have realized how very LUCKY they were to have such extended family support emotional and financial. I think most readers of women's fiction will enjoy this book very much!
I thought this was a really good book about dealing with the mental illness of a child and how it affects the entire family. Shapiro did an excellent job of connecting me to her characters. You find yourself rooting for the parents, sympathizing with the excrutiating angst of the child and even the "horrible" grandmother becomes someone I cared for. I will read this author again.
I love the author's genre, but found this book to be very blah and dissapointing. Just finishing up Elin Hildebrand's 'Barefoot' and being on such a 'high' from such a great book, this book brought me down from the 'high'. This book had so much to offer, but seemed to just stop. No explinations, no ending. Just ended..
I thought this was an interesting look inside the family structure but had some issues understanding the struggles of the teenage. It seemed that the author was hinting around at what the issues were but never really came out and explained so it keeps the reader wondering.
It was a quick read - finished in less than a day. But then, I read fast and have no life...
Anyway, it was intense. I felt there were still loads of unanswered questions though. I wonder if there is a sequel? There ought to be. The ending was far too abrupt.
Well, first off this book caused me to write a sappy e-mail to my mother, so it was clearly an emotional page turner. But for me, this book really laid out all the reasons why having children shouldn't be for everyone.
Mostly, though this book seems to me to be a written response to the Jodi Picoult book _Perfect Match_. This is what comes from falsely accusing one parent of sexual abuse. All in all, a good book.
This book was very difficult for me to read, because it was so realistic. It was so real that it almost seemed like I was on the outside looking in at this family. The writing was excellent, the subject matter sad and painful. I "liked" it in the sense that it was a well written book, but for me, hit too close to home. It left me feeling very heavy hearted.
I have read a lot of books that jump around in time, but I had a harder time keeping up with the time jumps in this book. Overall, the storyline was good, and I got through the book pretty quickly. I enjoyed the read too. The only thing that bothered me was that sometimes it took me a few minutes to figure out which time frame I was reading in.
Could not put it down. It was a little frustrating to read in some parts because of the daughters attitude. As a parent myself I had a hard time sitting by and "listening" to her sassy mouth. It was a good read though. I really got into it.
I hate to say it but I was very disappointed with this book. I was really drawn into the story line at first, but somewhere along the way I started feeling as though the whole story was so unrealistic that it was hard for me to believe any of it could have really happened. I liked the book enough to finish it, for I kept hoping it would have some sort of ending that would tie up the craziness of the whole plot, but alas, it left even more unanswered questions than it answered. I feel as though the author either did not know much about the realities of the real world (such as, if her daughter really had accused her father of molestation, there would surely have been charges filed against him) or perhaps she did not think the whole story through very well as the book never finished explaining much at all. If there is a sequel to this book, I would definitely read it to see what happens next, but if there is never a sequel, then I feel like this book isn't worth the time I spent reading it.