This book gives a lot of concrete examples of how to support your daughter to be proud of being a woman. From doing the hair of a toddler to coming of age ceremonies, this book had a lot of good suggestions. It has examples of how things are done in other cultures as well, giving a global sense of being female.
I found it difficult to get through the first 100 pages. It seemed like there were too many 'main' characters in the book and I could not follow the storyline. I thought if I got through the first 200 pages, I'd be rewarded with a wonderful reading experience. Instead, I found myself disinterested in both brothers and only really liked the character Hema. This book was disappointing. Usually I like, or at least can appreciate, well-reviewed books. Not this one.
I read this book more than a year ago. I could not wait to read the book because so many people loved it. I sat down to read the book and kept crying. I don't read books to cry, I read them to escape. I finished the book and yelled at anyone I could think of who had recommended the book.
The fact is, more than a year later the book has stayed with me. I have read many other books and could not tell you the author, plot or ending. In fact, I might even reorder some of the books because I read them so fast, and they were meaningless.
The Kite Runner affect lasted. I had to watch the movie, like all movies that come out based on books I've read. While not the same, it reminded me of the emotions I felt while reading this book.
This might be the worst book ever written. Ever. I had this book on my wish list, presumably because it was recommended and others liked it. It was awful. I did not like a single character in this book. I started the book three different times because I thought I missed something but realized this book just stinks. This might be the first time I have ever used the word 'stink' in a review of a book.
I'm always conflicted when an author takes liberties with fairy tales. The Lion is such a pathetic character, and with a little more humor, he'd be a brother to Eeyore. Nothing is resolved, but the Clock of the Time Dragon tells us more than in previous stories. I did not love it, but I did not hate it either. I think my love for the Wizard of Oz will always get me to read anything that might hint to the story.
I put this book on my wish list after reading a recommendation connected to a book search on time travel. Pretty much I'll read anything which revolves around time travel. But this book disappointed me.
The time was the perfect era for what I like: late 1800s, and in a city which sounds like a place to put on the bucket list but failed to keep my attention.
I could have lived without Freud in this book at all. It just didn't add the dimension to the book that I believe the authors thinks it does. The characters all had names, and nicknames and there were so many characters it was easy to get confused.
All in all, good bones for a book but fell short for me.
I read this as part of a four book compilation. This is a story I have read more than once. It's morbid, like so many of King's stories. There is something about it, similar to the Lottery, that brings me back.
I did not love this book, despite looking forward to reading it after it being on my wishlist for months. The whole damsel-in-distress doesn't do a thing for me. The main character, of course, does not give her boyfriend the benefit of the doubt and proceeds through the book as a woman done wrong.
I did like some of the characters, but pretty much found even the likeable ones to be flaky.
It took me a long time to finish this book. I found it easy to put it down, not my type of endorsement for a good read. When I finished the book, only then did I realize it was supposed to be non-fiction. This book reminds me a bit, though not as well done, as a Domminick Dunne book.