Thursday, December 18
Book Review: Baggage
Author: Jill Sooley
Pages: EBook 305
Summary: Baggage, examines the step family. Drawing on humour and heart¬break, as she did in Widows of Paradise Bay, this story unfolds from the perspectives of three women – Marie, mother and stepmother; Floss, Marie’s daughter who grew up in a broken home and must deal with her mother’s second marriage; and Lolly, the rebellious step-daughter and young single mother who has never felt comfortable in her place within the stepfamily. Baggage highlights the ties that bind the stepfamily in all its awkward, complex, and optimistic tension.
My Rating: 3.5/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I had a hard time connecting to the characters, which I thought I'd be able to especially with Marie, but she was hard to connect to and hard to like as a character. I found her selfish, and to be a very flat character, which is disappointing, because I would have thought I'd be able to connect to her more, than the others.
The only character I could say I liked, was Floss. I found her story line to be the one that was well told, her character was well written and had a lot of growth throughout the book and overall, I just enjoyed her as a character and her story more than anyone else in the book.
The writing was fine, and the story had potential, but as this was a very character driven book, and I didn't particularly like the characters, the book didn't work for me.
Would I recommend it to read: I didn't like this book, but I'm sure there are others who would find it up their ally.
What to read next: I'm not sure on this one, I didn't like the book, so not sure what to recommend
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 8th Annual Canadian Book Challenge, EBook Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge
Note: This is part of my August Reviews