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3.0 out of 5 stars Hits a bit too close to home..., June 17, 2012
This review is from: Seating Arrangements (Hardcover)
My own family has a summer house that is shared by several generations and Shipstead's book seemed to most authentically portray what being in a summer house feels like, both the positive, like the continuous connection to your family and the negative like the feelings of privilege that cause you to misread certain situations.
I liked the different voices of the young girls, who are struggling with post college questions of where to go in life, who to be with and ultimately what kind of person to be. I also thought it was interesting that in a different kind of book the bride would have been the main character but here you never hear the story from her point of view only from those around her.
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Initial post: Jul 7, 2012 8:23:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2012 8:24:27 AM PDT
I agree, I would have liked to hear from the bride. It seemed like we knew what everyone else was thinking, but since she seemed to be happy, I guess it wouldn't fit in with the theme, which seemed to be that they were all unhappy. I think Seating Arrangements could have been a much better, and certainly less depressing book. And then there was the ending, which wasn't. It's like the culmination of the story dropped off the cliff into the ocean.
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