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Book Review: True Colors by Kristin Hannah

Posted on: April 2, 2009

Buy it now at Amazon.com

Buy it now at Amazon.com

This is the first Kristin Hannah book I’ve read, and while I thought it was a decent read, it wasn’t great by any means.

Yes, it’s full of emotion and drama, and plot twists and turns that keep you turning the pages to the end. But…I never really felt connected to the characters, and honestly didn’t care much about what happened to them.

The primary focus of the story is on the relationship of the three sisters, Winona, Vivi Ann, and Aurora, whose mother died when they were teens, and whose father is emotionally unavailable.

Winona was just a whiner – poor me, I’m fat; poor me, no one loves me. Yawn. The constant pity-party got old. Aurora got short shrift – her character wasn’t as fully developed as it could have been, and she was really just a supporting player. And Vivi Ann was just annoying – I really wanted to slap some sense into her.

Repetitive in places (how many descriptions of the mountains or the water do we need?), and spanning a long period of time, I kept reading only to find out what happened, and not out of a desire to become a part of these characters’ lives.

Worth checking out of the library (like I did), but I wouldn’t buy this one at the bookstore.

Started: 31-Mar-09 / Finished: 2-Apr-09
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