Wednesday, September 3, 2014

just doesn't measure up

The Wednesday Daughters by Meg Waite Clayton
Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Genre: fiction
Review: I loved The Wednesday Sisters, and was excited to read this sequel.  Unfortunately, I was disappointed.  The three main characters were neither well-drawn nor likable, and the story wasn't very compelling.  Or perhaps it was that the issues these women are facing were not nearly as compelling as the issues their mothers faced.  Gone are the struggles to break away from the strictures and prejudices of the past.  The daughters are confronting deaths of loved ones, infidelity, and other relationship crises, any one of which is ordinarily enough to make a story.  So why don't we care as much about them as we did about their mothers?  Maybe because Clayton seems to want this book to be as weighty as the first was, but it's just not.  I don't know.  Whatever the reason, this is one case where the the elders really are the betters.

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for this review.

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