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Pieces of My Sister's Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great story.....sad ending

Well I loved ths book. At some point it made me think... what would I have done if I had a sister like Eve??... she was just so evil. At the end I tried to feel bad for her since she was dying of cancer. But I just couldn't. Over all this book was great and it really ma...
Well I loved ths book. At some point it made me think... what would I have done if I had a sister like Eve??... she was just so evil. At the end I tried to feel bad for her since she was dying of cancer. But I just couldn't. Over all this book was great and it really makes you think alot about your family.

posted by Anonymous on July 17, 2008

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good Premise, Poorly Written

I thought the premise of this book was fascinating, and it has its moments, but overall it was disappointing. I tried to get into it but it was very difficult for me. None of the characters were particularly likable, and a lot of the dialogue was cheesy and unrealis...
I thought the premise of this book was fascinating, and it has its moments, but overall it was disappointing. I tried to get into it but it was very difficult for me. None of the characters were particularly likable, and a lot of the dialogue was cheesy and unrealistic (Like when 17 year old Kerry says, 'I'm sorry, Eve. I was a selfish jerk.') Justin was inexplicably portrayed as some sort of prize. I never did understand WHY the girls were so in love with him. The author relies too heavily on just telling us things (Kerry, Eve, and Justin have a deep bond. Justin is amazing. etc, etc,) rather than letting us figure it out on our own through the characters' behavior and actions. Kerry and Eve's relationship also left a lot to be desired. I never got the impression that they had that 'twin bond' despite the author telling us several times that they did. By the time all the twists start occuring, the story had become messy and overly complicated, as well as so unrealistic I felt like I was reading the transcript of a cheap soap opera. The whole time I was reading the book, I felt like I was reading a summary or paraphrased version of it instead of really being involved in it. It felt like whole pieces of the story were missing, and I kept going back to see if I'd missed something. I decided to give it a second chance and am currently re-reading it, but my opinion hasn't really improved.

posted by Anonymous on April 3, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    Great story.....sad ending

    Well I loved ths book. At some point it made me think... what would I have done if I had a sister like Eve??... she was just so evil. At the end I tried to feel bad for her since she was dying of cancer. But I just couldn't. Over all this book was great and it really makes you think alot about your family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    haunting story

    The story line was very good but in some ways very disturbing. The book kept my attention but there were parts that I was a little surprised at - I am not an expert on twins but I found some of the
    "twin rituals" rather unusual. the book overall was a good read but not for the faint of heart.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

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    Geeee

    I dont even have to buy the book after reading the editorial review... nice going.

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

    A good first novel

    I enjoyed this book and was surprised to find out it was a first novel by Arnold. I passed it on to two friends who also found it a good read. It is somewhat in the style of Jodi Piccoult, but not as tightly constructed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2008

    A Great Read!

    This is a fabulous story. The characters are so well developed, they feel real. It is impossible to put down, but when it ends you wish the story could go on and on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    love it

    This book has a lot of twists and turns. While reading i would get angry at one of the sisters actions and then sad later. It is like a rollercoaster. It taught me a lot about sisters realationships and how it can feel to loose fam. And have only each other to lean on. I love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2007

    For Angst Lovers

    This book is very well written, but should come with a warning label: Do Not Read If You Need Cheering Up. Perhaps it's my stage in life, but I really need books that make me feel good, and this one is pretty depressing. Good author, however, and for readers who enjoy pathos, it's a winner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2007

    Great First Book!

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were easy to connect with and make you feel like you are right there with them. For a first book, this author did a great job and I can't wait to read her next book.

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