John Malley Malley itibaren Micalo Island NSW 2464, Avustralya
I am a big fan of the Sisterhood series. Those books made me laugh, cry and reminded me to call my girlfriends. In those books the emotions came naturally to me. I was excited to see what Brashares could do without the pants. Last Summer is about time. Despite how hard these three friends try to fight it, time catches up to them and forces them to look at themselves and each other after spending over twenty Summers together. The first half of the book was painful for me to get through. Brashares tries to cram in 20+ years of memories and complex relationships, real relationships really quickly so you can get through the story. Her favorite way to help you get to know the characters is by allowing you in their head as they over analyze and over question every little thing. Oh the angst... So much angst. I felt like the emotions were over done and not as natural as Sisterhood. The second half is better as you see the characters stop fighting time and embrace their own lives. Although I still think Paul needs to be knocked over the side of his head most days.
I was really hoping this was a great book. But it was just ok. Won't rush to read another book of her's.