The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown was my first official read for Free Range Reading. It has been sitting on my shelf for years and finally the mood struck me to read it. I wanted something that was light, a little like watching a movie and nothing that would be mentally taxing at all. The Weird Sisters fit the bill.
The story is about three sisters whose lives are falling apart and therefore find themselves living at home once again. Oh, and their mother has cancer and their father only speaks in Shakespearean verse. Yep, the title is a not so veiled reference to Macbeth.
It was one of those books that was just kind of there. I liked it enough to keep going, and yet, I don’t think the books will stay with me in anyway. I didn’t love it. I didn’t find any of the characters to be particularly intriguing and the plot did not drive me to read more. It just was what it was – a book, written ostensibly for women, to pass the time.
Who would like this book? To me, The Weird Sisters is the type of book that tends to appeal to those who don’t read very often. They want something that isn’t too fluffy, but also nothing that will challenge them too much. A vacation read. This books isn’t going to change your world, but it will pass the time. Since it is about sisters and they dynamics of sisterhood, I can see that it may appeal more to those who have sisters. I only have a brother, but could still relate to the sibling dynamics.