Monday, March 21, 2011

"The Bird House" by Kelly Simmons

The Bird House by Kelly Simmons is a story about a grandmother who shares and discovers family secrets with her granddaughter.  It’s about tension between the mother and her daughter-in-law.  I didn’t care for this book much although the relationship between the grandmother and Ellie, her granddaughter was endearing.  I liked the cover but the characters didn’t seem very well developed and I didn’t like how it kept jumping back and forth between the past and the present.  I was pretty bored with it, although I finished in two days. 

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2 comments:

  1. Such a shame you did not enjoy this one... I have seen this in a bookstore but was not sure about it... :-)

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  2. It's okay but others are much better. As far as the Dementia angle, "Still Alice" was way better and as far as the family secret issue and marriages, I enjoyed Belva Plain's "Heartwood" so much more. This is a quick read though, shallow characters and light.

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