Saturday, September 15, 2012

Review : A Gift for My Sister by Ann Pearlman

Author :  
Category : Chick Lit
Format : Ebook (288 pages)
Publisher : Atria/Emily Bestler Books
(1 May 2012)
Language : English
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : 978-1439171387

Goodreads Description :
Ann Pearlman's The Christmas Cookie Club enthralled readers everywhere with a heartwarming and touching story about the power of female friendship. Now, in A Gift for My Sister, she once again explores the depth of the human heart, and this time it’s through the eyes of two sisters. Tara and Sky share a mother, but aside from that they seem to differ in almost every way. When a series of tragedies strikes, they must somehow come together in the face of heartbreak, dashed hopes, and demons of the past. The journey they embark on forces each woman to take a walk in the other’s shoes and examine what sisterhood really means to them. It’s a long road to understanding, and everyone who knows them hopes these two sisters can find a way back to each other.

Review :
The story is quite heartwarming. Sky and Tara are half sister. As sisters, they're never close because they're so different. Sky is the good girl and Tara is the rebel one. Sky always plan her life, but sometimes reality are not always the same with what we want. Along the way, Sky lost some people she loves so sudden and tragic. When her husband died, she can barely function. In her depression, Tara steps up and help her sister moving back to their hometown. In the journey to their hometown, they have to deal with their issues and resentments to make their relationship better.

The book is about family, tragedy, love and loss. The story has a good plot. I like the author writing style. Through the flashback, the author makes us know more about the characters and see the reason behind their problems and resentments. It makes the story feels stronger. When I read the book, I actually cry in some parts.

The book is written in 2 point of view (Sky and Tara). Actually, alternative point of view is a good thing but sometimes it also can be a problem. I found some inconsistency in the book. Sometimes, the same conversation is written differently when it's told from Tara and Sky's POV. For example : in Tara POV, Sky said “Apple doesn’t fall far, huh, Tara.”, but when when it's told from Sky POV, Sky said “Apple doesn’t fall far, does it Tara”. It also occurs on page 137 to144. Maybe for some people it's just a small thing, but it's a little disturbing for me. Apart from that, I enjoy the book. If you want to read a book about sisterhood, then I recommend the book to you.

I give A Gift for My Sister 3 out of 5 stars.

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1 comment:

  1. Overall this sounds like a great book. I like the cover and I am curious to read this one! Thanks for sharing.