Reviews by Juliettie
Well-written, characters I could care about and root for. This is a nice summer read that didn't create too much stress for me. :) It's actually hard to review it, since almost anything I'd say gives something away. I will say that I absolutely loved to hate Will. What a tool. Enjoyable!
A really entertaining read...kind of like watching Dallas or Dynasty or some other more sophisticated soap opera. Nothing it in was truly surprising...most of the philandering was pretty well documented in earlier accounts like THE RIGHT STUFF. What nagged at me was the lack of attribution to most events and opinions. If the author interviewed the wives, why couldn't she say, "Annie Glenn felt that..." etc. Maybe some of it was just the collective opinion of most wives, but most just felt to me like it needed some attribution. Still, a fun, if not sometimes uncomfortable book to read (I felt sorry for the wives most of the time...they had a tough row to hoe!).
I often enjoy YA reads and this one was quick and fun. She actually reminded me a lot of myself at her age. Scary. Everything turns out a bit too rosy for Ann, but it's better than the disease-of-the-week, disaster, dead parents stories that most YA novels seem to be based around.
My two boys can watch this movie over and over. They especially enjoy Garfield's dance moves. Fun, safe movie for kids. Love it!
Another in a series of books I keep finding...I read to know the ending without really caring what the ending is. Flynn certainly crafts a solid plotline, one that I really did want to follow to its end. Sadly, though, here's another book of totally unlikable characters. Like Gone Girl...I didn't honestly care who was guilty or innocent because I just didn't feel any sympathy whatsoever for the characters. I wanted to like Libby, I really did. Poor little thing who saw her family murdered. But, yuck, what an unlikable person. I was invested enough to want to know who did them in, however, but I found myself skimming pages just to get there. Eh.