Friday, September 16, 2011

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

Barnes & Noble Description: "The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless.

Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it.

And so the confessions begin...."

My Review: This was a weird book. I liked Standiford's other book---How to Say Goodbye In Robot---but I didn't like this book. First of all, the family was wacky and weird...and not in a good way. The parents just seemed neglectful and semi-insane. The girls were weird as well. The book was mainly split into three parts: first the eldest sister's letter (Norrie), then the second sister's letter (Jane), and then the third sister's letter (Sassy). And they were ALL weird. Norrie seemed kind of like a gullible idiot; I mean, she fell in love with a 25-year-old guy. Yeah, THAT'S smart. Jane was an ungrateful brat, trying to bring her family down and being rude all the time. And Sassy was INSANE---the girl thought she was "immortal" and could keep getting hit by cars and not die. Um, no. None of the girls held my interest OR sympathy. Quite honestly, the only character who was interesting was Almighty...the GRANDMOTHER. That's kind of sad. Overall, not a good book. Characters seemed to be weird for no plain reason. I was pretty confused whilst reading this book.

Cover: The cover is nicer than the book. That's why I picked it up. It's kind of intriguing-looking, like, What are they doing?

Overall Grade: D-

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