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The Moon Sisters: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Therese Walsh has crafted a engaging and beautiful story in The

Therese Walsh has crafted a engaging and beautiful story in The Moon Sisters. She has such a lovely way with words and characters. I honestly couldn't put this book down. This is the way of great storytelling. Buy this book! I promise you will not regret it!

posted by Krteilman on May 18, 2014

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

This book is about two polar opposite sisters coming to terms wi

This book is about two polar opposite sisters coming to terms with their mother's suicide in different ways. When younger, half-blind Olivia's unpredictable antics pressure her older and more stable sister Jazz to follow her around on a fool's errand, the two are forced...
This book is about two polar opposite sisters coming to terms with their mother's suicide in different ways. When younger, half-blind Olivia's unpredictable antics pressure her older and more stable sister Jazz to follow her around on a fool's errand, the two are forced to confront their feelings about their mother's death and each other.




Honestly, I was so bored with this book. The pace is very slow, I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters or places, and the plot didn't interest me. Nothing resonates.




The story is told in alternating POVs; most of the chapters begin with one of the sister's recollections about their past, and additionally there are old letters from the mother Beth. This is intended to let you get to know the characters better, but after a couple of chapters I felt like I'd learned all that I needed and these recollections were neither necessary nor interesting. They interrupted the flow of what was already a lacking story for me.




I was also expecting more magical realism. The most magical thing about the story is the fact that Olivia has synesthesia and sees, tastes, smells all kinds of strange things.




"Moon Sisters" is a well written but extremely dry coming of age story.

posted by Anonymous on August 11, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    I wish people would not tell the whole story when they do a revi

    I wish people would not tell the whole story when they do a review.  Why bother to read the story when they give it all away.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 20, 2014

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