Friday, February 13, 2009

True Colors

True Colors by Kristin Hannah

What was this book about?

Three sisters that love each other. They lived through their mother’s death. They deal with their sometimes hard father. They know that the people that are there for them to the most – is each other.

Winona can’t help but feel like no matter what she does it isn’t good enough. She is a successful lawyer and helps her father and sisters whenever she can – and yet her father gives her no acceptance. She knows she is overweight and can do nothing about it but let it eat away at her self esteem. She sees her younger sister as the golden girl who can do nothing wrong and those feelings eat away at her. It all comes to a head when the man she has always loved falls for her sister.

Aurora has children and a husband. But no big love of her life. She is hiding a lot from her sisters and often is forced to be a go between. For someone who is trying to deal with her own problems this can be difficult.

Vivi Ann is the youngest. Beautiful and the most loved by her father. She knows that people don’t think of her as being the brains. She wants to make everyone happy – but can’t do that if it means losing her dreams. Will she follow her heart? What will that one action do to her family? How will it affect the rest of her life?

What did you think about the book?

When I finished this book it gave me goosebumps. It really was that good. I just loved how it brought to life the relationships of the characters. The sisters and how they knew how they should feel about each other – but resentments and experiences sometimes put distance between them. The love of a couple who had so many reasons to not be together but they were. And once they were in love nothing was going to hurt the deepness of that feeling. How sometimes you can do everything you can to make yourself “perfect” and still not be good enough for someone you love. A father’s love for his children. A mother’s love for her son. A son’s inability to understand what happened when he was so young – and yet it changed his entire life.

It is well written and interesting. I wanted to keep reading. I think the tortured teenage son really got to me the most. It wasn’t that he was a bad kid (even though at times he looked and acted like one). It was more he just didn’t know his place in the world. Didn’t understand what was going on around him. Add to that the problems with hormones and just being a teen and you have one messed up kid. Yet despite all this he is likeable and you want things to work out for him. You want him to clean up his act.

I really didn’t know about the Win character. I understood how she felt the way she did (like her father loved her sister more) but didn’t know why when it came to something she really wanted she didn’t stick up for herself. Especially when it meant that her sister probably would have let her have Luke.

This is definitely a book that I am going to recommend to others that I know. If you like the family dynamic and relationship sort of books – this is for you.

What genre would you consider this?

Family Dynamics


Question for You!
Do you believe in true love? Can it last forever?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, goosebumps, now you have me really excited. I have this one on my shelf. Double :)