Saturday, March 12, 2011

Book Review: The Good Daughters

Joyce Maynard's The Good Daughters seemed like a really intersting book. From the publisher's website:

"They were born on the same day, in the same small New Hampshire hospital, into families that could hardly have been less alike...Told in the alternating voices of Ruth and Dana, The Good Daughters follows these "birthday sisters" as they make their way from the 1950s to the present. Master storyteller Joyce Maynard chronicles the unlikely ways the two women's lives parallel and intersect—from childhood and adolescence to first loves, first sex, marriage, and parenthood; from the deaths of parents to divorce, the loss of home, and the loss of a beloved partner—until past secrets and forgotten memories unexpectedly come to light, forcing them to reevaluate themselves and each other."

But it wasn't. I did not enjoy this read. When my mom lent it to me she said "It was ok, but I figured it out right away". There is a "big secret" but I think you're supposed to know or at least be contemplating it the whole time. In the end it is a bit anti-climactic because you've been expecting it all along. Not on my list of recommendations that's for sure!

What are you reading now?

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