Friday, January 9, 2009

I See You Everywhere

I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass

What was this book about?

Two sisters have very different lives. The older sister – Louisa Jardine – while being artistic is still the more responsible of the two. She wants to have the “perfect life”. Then there is her sister Clem- Clementine. Clem is used to being the younger sister. She flies more on the seat of her pants and seems to almost be scared of relationships and connecting with people on a deeper level.

They have a history of causing each other pain and they can’t seem to understand where the other is coming from. It is not easy being sisters and even though they have very different personalities is it true they can love each other as people not just as sisters?

What did you think about the book?

I have to first start this by stating that I started this book and just couldn’t finish it. Despite this fact I am writing something about it – maybe it isn’t fair – but I figure if I am being honest about it then you can still know what I thought.

I generally finish all books that I read. They can start out horribly and I have hope for it to get better (even though many do not) so I continue on the path. It has to be something to generally just not interest me at all and become almost painful for me to concentrate on it enough to finish it before I will just give up.

Then again maybe it was the holiday’s. Having a million things going on around me made it hard to concentrate – but then I did finish several other books during that time as well.

I think the main problems for me in the book was I saw no redeeming qualities in the sisters. They just seemed blah. And the jumping from perspective to perspective without any warning had me trying through the first part of the section to decide if it had changed and we were listening to the other sister or still on the original one. If it had been consistent in that – it may have held my attention better.

What genre would you consider this?

Family Dynamics


Question for You!

What does it take for you to put down a book and stop reading it?

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